The 2020 Miss Kemah Pageant was a huge success despite having to design everything around all of the social distancing rules this year. About 250 fans attended the sold out show finals on July 25 at the South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center, sponsored by the City of Kemah. Twenty-one contestants came from Kemah and throughout Bay Area Houston.
The annual fitness competition was held on the beautiful Boardwalk FantaSea Yacht and sponsored again by the Kemah Boardwalk, with prizes sponsored by Bay Area Houston Magazine. Among many gifts all of the contestants received, one of the pageant’s newest sponsors, Kendra Scott Jewelry, gifted all 21 contestants earrings to wear over the weekend. The 2020 Miss Kemah and Miss Kemah Teen will Represent the City of Kemah and the Bay Area at the MISS TEXAS USA® Pageant and MISS TEXAS TEEN USA® Pageant next year. During their reign, they will be volunteering for many community events, work with different charities, and be ambassadors for the City of Kemah.
Applications are being accepted for 2021 Pageant – For more information, contact Pageant Director, Kelly Williams at MissKemahPageant@gmail.com
The newly crowned 2020 Miss Kemah Teen is 15 year old Meadow Minter. She is a Sophomore at Clear Falls High School in League City, and a Varsity Cheerleader. Meadow is also a volunteer with the Best Buddies organization, and is passionate about spreading awareness for children with learning disabilities. After high school, her goal is to attend the University of Houston and become a teacher, so that she can inspire future generations.
The newly crowned 2020 Miss Kemah is 24 year old University of Houston student Gabriella Garza. She works in the oil and gas industry as an Asset Integrity Associate. Over the past year, she was a member of the “Shooting Stars” – the cheerleading team for the Houston Astros, and got to attend the World Series. Journalism is one of her passions, and she had the opportunity to intern for the popular 104.1 KRBE Roula and Ryan show.
Since then, she has started segments of her own and continues to branch out in that media industry. Gabriella is passionate about giving back and at the age of 16, started her own organization called “The Dress Foundation.” She collects dresses and tuxedos for those students who cannot afford them for Prom and has been working to expand it into schools all over Texas.