Congratulations Are In Order! Ghanaian Annette Addo-Yobo Makes History As Miss Texas 2024

by Gee NY
Annette Addo-Yobo. Image Credit: Miss Texas

In a groundbreaking moment for the Miss Texas pageant, Annette Addo-Yobo, hailing originally from Ghana and now residing in Southlake, has been crowned Miss Texas 2024.

This historic win marks the first time an immigrant-born and Ghanaian contestant has claimed the title.

Announcing her victory on Instagram, Addo-Yobo expressed gratitude and humility, pledging to serve as the 87th Miss Texas with honor.

Her journey to the crown culminated in a week-long competition from June 25 to June 29, where contestants competed in talent showcases, interviews, fitness assessments, and evening gown presentations.

For her talent segment, Addo-Yobo delivered a poignant spoken word piece, highlighting her advocacy for autism awareness—a cause deeply personal to her, inspired by her brother’s experience with the condition.

“Autism awareness isn’t just a platform, it’s my life story,” shared Addo-Yobo. “Caring for and advocating alongside my brother has shaped who I am today, revealing both the resilience and challenges faced by those who cannot always speak for themselves.”

As Miss Texas 2024, Addo-Yobo will spend the coming year representing her state at various events and preparing for the prestigious Miss America pageant.

She succeeds Ellie Breaux, who placed 1st runner-up in the recent Miss America competition and extended warm wishes to her successor.

“Annette, your path to this title was always clear, and I have no doubt you will wear that crown with grace,” remarked Breaux. “Your journey is an inspiration, and I look forward to cheering you on at Miss America.”

At 26 years old, Addo-Yobo holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at Lamar University.

Reflecting on her win, she congratulated her fellow contestants and expressed enthusiasm for the year ahead.

“Congratulations to our top 12 finalists and the entire Miss Texas Class of 2024,” said Addo-Yobo. “I am eager to serve alongside each of you this year. Together, we will continue to make a positive impact in our communities.”

Among the runners-up were Chloe Burke as Miss Space City, Anyssa Mujica as Miss Southeast Texas, Sadie Schiermeyer as Miss Plano, and Nicole Wingard as Miss Burleson.

Annette Addo-Yobo’s journey from Ghana to becoming Miss Texas 2024 is a testament to perseverance and dedication, marking a significant milestone in the pageant’s history.

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