Introducing The First-Ever Miss Texas To Be Crowned In Ghana

The first-ever Ghanaian winner of the “Miss Texas” pageant took place on Saturday, June 27, 2024, at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas, and was named Miss Annette Addo-Yobo.

She will compete in the upcoming Miss America pageant as the representative of Texas and received a sizable $20,000 scholarship.

Addo-Yobo thanked everyone on Instagram, stating that she was honored and pleased to be named the 87th Miss Texas.

She pledged to the Miss Texas contestants and the Texas community that she would make a good difference.

Addo-Yobo showcased her advocacy work through the SPARK Project, which focuses on autism awareness, safety, and education for children, in addition to her pageant achievements.

She discussed her personal connection to the cause, pointing out that her younger brother Andrew faced major obstacles after being diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder at the age of four following his immigration to the US.

“I saw the systemic issues and educational gaps firsthand as the sibling of someone on the spectrum,” Addo-Yobo stated. “My mission is to elevate the voices of the autism community and advocate for comprehensive support from lawmakers, decision-makers, and the community.”

Annette Addo-Yobo, who was born in Ghana and raised in both Canada and the US, attended the University of Texas at Dallas to further her education. In 2020, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

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