Flower Mound resident crowned Ms. Texas Senior America 2017

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Catherine Brown is the third woman from the Lewisville Senior Center to earn the title of Ms. Texas Senior America.

Brown of Flower Mound was crowned Ms. Texas Aug. 5 out of 18 contestants over 60 years old, who came from across the state, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Dallas.

The pageant champions healthy aging, wellness and mental well-being. The goal of Ms. Texas Senior America is to enrich and empower the lives of all seniors and promote the senior woman in all her glory, according to the MTSA website.

Brown stressed the pageant is not a beauty contest, and the contestants are judged on their philosophy of life, interviews with judges, their talent and their gown presentations.

Brown performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in the talent portion of the competition.

Pageant Director Sarah Senter said Brown will be making several appearances across the metroplex and hopefully Texas as well throughout the year. She will also join the Cameo Club, an organization composed of former contestants and queens, which performs at senior villages and retirement homes.

“Catherine blew the judges away with her beautiful voice and demure,” Pageant Director Sarah Senter said. “She is truly a beautiful lady inside and out and will be a fabulous Ms. Texas Senior America.”

Brown’s victory follows that of Gaynelle Carley Gray and Jill Beam, who both come from the Lewisville Senior Center and won in 1992 and 2015 respectively, Brown said.

Brown will travel to Atlantic City, New Jersey on an all-expenses paid trip and compete against women from all over the U.S. for the title of Ms. Senior America 2017.