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Miss Texas rocks her cowboys boots, Longhorns jersey in Miss America Show Me Your Shoes Parade

There’s so much burnt-orange to honor her alma mater.


Updated 4:54 pm, Sunday, September 10, 2017

During the annual Miss America Show Me Your Shoes Parade in Atlantic City, Miss Texas Margana Wood showed the nation that burnt orange runs through her veins as a University of Texas graduate.

The 22-year-old is among the 52 Miss America 2018 pageant contestants who participated in the parade through the Atlantic City Boardwalk area on Saturday, September 9.

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During the parade, the Miss America hopefuls sported creatively decorated shoes to evoke their home states.

While Wood went the traditional route with be-dazzled UT-themed cowgirl boots, other women sported more unique shoes – including Miss Mississippi Anne Elizabeth Buys gluing a Coke bottle to her stilettos and Miss Montana Maddie Murray wearing thigh-high wading boots.

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields even opened up the Show Me Your Shoes Parade with a rap squat that leaves us with mixed reactions. 

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Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields opens up Miss America 2018 - Show Me Your Shoes Parade on September 9, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Photo: Donald Kravitz/Getty Images For Dick Clark Productions



Photo: Donald Kravitz/Getty Images For Dick Clark Productions

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields opens up Miss America 2018 – Show Me Your Shoes Parade on September 9, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

On Wednesday night, Wood triumphed in the swimsuit competition and won the first night of preliminary competition. 

While she is at the competition, Wood says her heart is back in Texas as the southwest recovers from Hurricane Harvey. She told Fox News that her home wasn’t flooded, but many of her friends and family members in Houston were affected and they are all “taking it day by day.”

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“That’s the best thing we can do,” she told Fox News. “It’s a constant battle, but I’m glad that my friends are safe, but I can’t imagine how hard it must be trying to deal with the aftermath of the storm.” 

Miss America 2018 will be televised Sunday night on ABC at 8 p.m. Central Time. The winner will take the place of Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields who won the crown last year.

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