Reigning Mrs. Texas 2013 Austen Williams was crowned Mrs America 2013 at the conclusion of the pageant held on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Mrs. America is the pageant that celebrates the achievements, poise, and personality of today’s married women. She will represent the U.S. in Mrs. World 2013 pageant to be held in Guangzhou, China on Nov. 23rd.
The wife, mother and student Austen Williams was crowned Mrs. Texas 2013 on December 2, 2012 in Corsicana. She is no new to beauty pageants. She was former Miss SC Teen USA 2002 & Miss Congeniality at Miss Teen USA 2002.
Austen Williams being crowned Mrs. America 2013
It’s such a time timing as she becomes the first African-American to win the title of Mrs. America on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. 30 years ago, Vanessa Williams also became the first African-American to win the title of Miss America.
Mrs. America 2013 Austen Williams. She is the reigning Mrs Texas 2013.
Austen has been modeling, acting, singing, and dancing for nearly 25 years, and had done more than forty regional and national jobs by the time she graduated from high school. To date Austen has performed in dozens of films, TV shows, theatrical productions, and fitness videos, as well as countless modeling jobs, including work for clients like Abercrombie and Fitch, K-Swiss, Hanes, L’eggs, Sony, Prevention Magazine, MTV, The Firm, Vibe Magazine, and Best Body Magazine, just to name a few.
In addition to her work as an entertainer, she has been a Personal Development Instructor, a Stylist, an Acting and Modeling Coach, a Manager of a multi-million dollar Fitness Facility, a Business Owner, and an Inspirational Speaker to nearly 14,000 students.
After a fruitful career in the entertainment industry, Austen relocated to Dallas to work with Eagle University, a leadership program for teenagers and young adults, where she served as the Event Coordinator, a Mentor, and Presenter. Beyond her work with Eagle U, she later served as Director and Youth Minister for R.I.P. the Runway Young Women’s Ministry, a division of the Next Level Youth Ministry at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. While serving at the church she felt lead to continue her education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she is currently matriculating.
In addition to her studies Austen spends her time being a wife to Marcel, and mommy to her little boy, Marc, and her baby girl, Michal. She also owns a photography business, Sugarbabe Photography, a full service baby, children, and family lifestyle portraiture company. When she is not working in photography she still dabbles in the entertainment industry, co-hosting a teen talk show called, InSight
Courtesy of Mrs. Texas website.