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Natalia Castillo

Director and Producer of
Miss Texas Latina 

Born and raised in the beautiful South American country of Colombia, Natalia prides herself in her Latin Heritage and cultural traditions. After moving to the United States at the tender age of 18, Natalia received her B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Houston in 2012. 

Her friends and colleagues call her a Colombian firecracker with her bubbly personality and also setting sparks in the Fitness and Pageant world as a 3X Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Champion, Model Champion America, Miss Houston Latina 2014, Miss Texas Latina 2015, current director of Miss Texas Latina and Founder of Fireyoup movement. 

She’s a social connector and female motivator like no other! This powerhouse brings along with her, a wealth of knowledge about Nutrition and Fitness. She definitely knows how to bring the heat on any stage. She is excited and passionate to continue to use her forces to further empower America’s women.

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Alessandra Torrez

Miss Teen Texas Latina

Alessandra was born and raised in the dazzling country of Venezuela! She finds pride in being Latina and in her culture. She describes it as her legacy and her heritage. Alessandra moved to the United States at the age of 14 as a Freshman in High School. She is now a Senior at Cypress Ranch High School and plans on getting her BA in Mass Communications and Public Relation at the University of Texas at Austin.

Alessandra is distinguished for her charismatic and bubbly personality. She has placed Honor Roll all years of High School and will graduate with honor on May 2023. At school she founded the International Students Association and joined the National Honor Society . Modeling wise, she participated in the Barbizon Competition 2022 and placed Overall Winner. She also competed in Passport to Discovery, placing national Division winner.

She wants to use her platform to share and represent the beauty of her culture. She wants to encourage other to raise their voices to make an impact. Alessandra is passionate about representation the underrepresented. Alessandra wants to break stereotypes and show how latino women are courageous and capable of achieving everything they desire! While changing and giving back to the community.

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Kayla Dillard

Miss Texas Latina


Kayla was born and raised in a small town called Rosenberg, Texas. Her parents were high school sweethearts and Kayla is their middle child. She spent most of her childhood running barefoot and raising livestock. 



A little over a month ago, this small town girl graduated from Sam Houston State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology minoring in Human Services. Throughout college she worked in several different youth programs at the YMCA and still continues her duties there. During her last semester of college, Kayla received the Mentorship of Excellence award from the Huntsville Success Academy, where she served untraditional students on their road to graduation. Labor day weekend she was named Miss Texas Latina, making history as the first Black and Mexican Miss Texas Latina!



She’s a trailblazer! Would you look at her and believe her biggest dream is to become a cattle rancher? She’s dedicated to breaking barriers, not only for herself, but the girls and boys that come after her. 

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