Hall OF FAME

MISS EL PASO TEXAS 2016-2017
Jessenia Cruz

Jessenia Cruz is 23 years old, and is currently studying at the University of Texas at El Paso. She intends to find success in the world of Entertainment News, publish several books and establish her own brand. Jessenia was born in Ft. Hood, Texas to Jemse L. Cruz and Annette Cisneros, both of whom are Active Duty Military. After years of moving from one duty station to the next, Jessenia considers El Paso, Texas home.

"Although I am grateful for having the opportunity to travel and meet people from all walks of life, El Paso is the first place where people have really made it feel like home. I fell in love with its rich blend of cultures and history and increasing potential for greatness and opportunity for its residents."

Miss El Paso Texas USA was the first pageant Jessenia participated in.

"My experience in this pageant was surreal, and after placing 3rd Runner-Up on my first try, I was overcome with the excitement and adrenaline of pageants. Now, having won Miss El Paso on my second try, I feel elated to have been chosen among so many beautiful young women to represent El Paso."

Now, Jessenia's goal is to make El Paso proud as she prepares to compete for Miss Texas USA.

"Thank you to my sponsor GAL Fashion for believing in me. I am so overwhelmed by the out pour of love and support from both friends and family, and even from people whom I've never met. Your positive thoughts and encouraging words have led me to this turning point in my life, and I cannot express how much I appreciate all of you."
MISS EL PASO TEEN TEXAS 2016-2017
Abigail Velez

Abigail Velez, the new and reigning Miss El Paso Teen Texas USA, is a junior at Canutillo High School on a scholar program where she is also a student athlete. Abigail is a 3-year Varsity Cheerleader along with being a new member of Flight Dance Company dance team.

Miss Teen has a history of dancing, as she danced classical ballet for 12 years at The Ballet Miss El Paso Teen Texas USA, Abigail Velez, is the daughter of Roberto Velez and Monica Baeza, and loving sister, Jacqueline Hope Zuniga.

Abigail is born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Abigail is a Junior at Canutillo High School, college bound and on a scholar program. Abigail is a Varsity Cheerleader and a member of the Flight Dance Company. Abigail is a model and currently enrolled in tumbling classes. Abigail danced classical ballet for twelve years under the direction of David Duran at The Ballet Centre of El Paso. She attended St. Patrick Parochial School, Mesita Elementary School and Wiggs Middle School.

Abigail's community service opportunities consist of volunteering at nursing homes throughout the border city, participating in community events such as marathons and food drives; and assist in book fairs at local elementary schools. Abigail intends to major in Business Administration in Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas at El Paso.

Miss El Paso Teen’s platform serves to bring awareness of cyber bullying. Abigail aspires to educate youth that cyber bullying is a very tough struggle but can be overcome. Abigail has experienced cyber bullying firsthand and with faith, confidence and support, she contends to overcome and preserver.
Mrs El Paso Texas 2016-2017
Melissa Machorro

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MISS EL PASO LA FERIA 2016-2017
Samantha Lara

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LITTLE MISS EL PASO TEXAS 2016-2017
Sienna Nuno

Sienna Nuno, is proud to call El Paso her home. She is currently a 5th grade A-honor roll student at Horizon Heights Elementary. Sienna is a lead flyer for an outstanding competitive cheerleading group in El Paso called Knight Time Cheer. She has also been a member of Horizon Heights Elementary cheerleading team for two years and loves to mentor new athletes in the sport. Sienna most recently was 2015’s El Paso Little Top Model and represented the title for a year walking in and attending several modeling shows, such as El Paso Fashion Week and El Maida Shrine Fashion Show; pageants and other benefits to raise money for less fortunate El Paso families. Sienna is a go-getter with much enthusiasm for several different hobbies. She loves to bake, do-it-yourself projects and to make lip glosses and bracelets. She is quite the entrepreneur because she also sells these items to help pay for the costs of her cheerleading and pageant endeavors. Sienna even convinced the Principal at her school to allow her and a teacher to hold a Culinary Arts club after school which has now become a success and includes over 18 members. Because Sienna is such a go-getter and entrepreneur, she hopes to one day contribute to the growth and development of El Paso by opening a business in modeling and performing arts for local talented individuals.
JR LITTLE MISS EL PASO TEXAS 2016-2017
Yamilette Esparza

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