Miss Dallas - Danae Couch

Title: Miss Dallas

Name: DaNae Couch

Hometown: Coppell, Texas

Age: 23

Talent: Twirling--"You Can't Stop the Beat"

Platorm Topic: Hope for Family Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction

Sponsor: Miss Dallas Organization

Executive Director: Hunter Daniel & Chris Bertrand

Hobbies: Twirling; dancing; Zumba; reading; competing in Mock Trial; listening to good music; shopping; spending time with friends and family; and cheering for my favorite teams, including the Baylor Bears, Dallas Cowboys, and Texas Rangers

Best advice ever received: "Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean you aren't headed for sunshine." I have found this advice to be particularly true for me recently. When life throws me a curve ball, I always try to remember that all of these experiences shape me into the woman I am, and they are just temporary. Focusing on the positive not only helps me deal with any difficulties, but it also reminds me how much I have to be thankful for. This advice has guided and blessed me in so many ways!

What you can't live without: My support system! I have the best family and friends a girl could ever ask for. Through every event in my life, whether happy or sad, they have been there to cheer me on, encourage, me, and help me achieve my dreams. Their love is my inspiration and their encouragement keeps me working hard toward the goals I want to accomplish. I know they have shaped me into the woman I am today, and I am so appreciative to have them in my life!