CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The days of just looking pretty in a pageant are slowly moving behind us. That's the message the Miss Oysterfest Pageant wants to send. It's a pageant that is focused on bringing out a women's inner beauty, all while raising money for a good cause.
The Miss Oysterfest Pageant is geared towards a young boy, girl, or woman that is prepared to show off who they really are as a person. The non-profit began as a fundraiser for the Rockport-Fulton High School prom, then moved to a project graduation fundraiser, and for the past three years, all proceeds have gone to the RFHS choir.
In the past 11 years, the Oysterfest Pageant has raised $65,000 for the Rockport community.
There are numerous categories, including Little Mister, Baby Miss, Miss, Ms. and Mrs. Contestants do not need to have a talent or platform to compete, it is merely about "being yourself."
For the Miss title, the pageant also becomes a scholarship. The current Miss Oysterfest, Kendall Karasek, says she won $1,000 in scholarship money that she is using to pursue a Pediatric Oncology career.
Any girl from around the Coastal Bend is encouraged to compete, you can fill out more information here.