Southside born and raised and Miss Plus San Antonio 2020 People’s Choice winner Melissa Torres has been selected to represent the great State of Texas and the Plus Size Community by competing in the national pageant Miss Plus America taking place in Louisville, Kentucky on March 27th, 2021. Out of the top 10 largest cities in Texas, and over 40 ladies competing, Melissa was chosen to represent Texas.
"Miss Plus America is a faith structured organization for plus size women in existence since 2003 Miss Plus America (c) as Melissa Stamper the founder states “the Name itself inspires woman with an outlet to experience not only the thrill of walking a stage in gown and crown, MPA gives the opportunity to experience the magnanimity of serving others in a unique and rewarding way.”
“I am honored that Melissa has been selected for such an amazing competition and will also be representing our organization and the mission of Miss Plus San Antonio. I hope our city joins us in congratulating, supporting, and wishing her all the luck in the world to bring that title home”, says Roxanne Quintero, founder and pageant director for Miss Plus San Antonio.
“We have witnessed all the great things Melissa has done and been involved with in her Southside community. She is all about positivity and you can see it instantly when you meet her. We are so proud of her”, mentions April Monterrosa, Director of Communications for Miss Plus San Antonio and Editor in Chief of Live from the Southside Magazine.
“When I joined the inaugural pageant last year, I had no idea where it would bring me here”, says Melissa. Melissa is a graduate of Southwest High School and Keiser University with a Bachelors in Health Science.