An unlikely provocateur, Miss Texas, takes on the state’s GOP leaders Miss Texas, Averie Bishop, blows kisses as she rides in a parade on June 12 in Fairfield, Tex. Averie Bishop, the first Asian Miss Texas, uses her platform to advocate for diversity and inclusion in public schools. Scholarship prize money drew her to pageants, first Miss Lufkin in East Texas, then Miss Carrolton in the Dallas suburbs, Miss Dallas and ultimately, on her third try, Miss Texas. But as Miss Texas, she said, she’s learned to lean on a network to get things done. “We have been divided too long,” said Breaux, who is the fourth Black Miss Texas.