Kylie Boyd

Miss Texas Collegiate Upholds Her Title

Kylie Boyd is a hard-working student, athlete and volunteer with a love for the Lubbock community.

Kylie Boyd’s classmates at Texas Tech University probably would never guess they’re sitting next to the reigning Miss Texas Collegiate. The sophomore early childhood education major seems like any other student: she likes going to class in sweatpants and binge-watching shows on Netflix.

The hard work Boyd puts in to earn and live up to her title, however, is anything but ordinary. Boyd began competing in pageants at the age of 5 when her mother enrolled her in a competition to see if she’d like it.

“It was just a little local one, but I loved it,” Boyd said. “I’ve done them ever since.”

Boyd has since competed in countless pageants and has won a title every year since she was 13. Her titles have included Miss Teen Lubbock, Miss Teen Texas and her current title of Miss Texas Collegiate.

“When I hit 16, I decided I wanted to pursue pageants competitively,” she said. “I worked really hard and I ended up winning Miss Teen Texas, and from there I went to Miss Teen USA. That was super fun, I ended up making the Top 15.”

Boyd said some of the hard work preparing for a pageant includes fitness, walk training, preparation for backstage and onstage interviews, and a lot of community service.

“The judges want to make sure you’re involved with your community,” she said. “And they want to make sure you’re passionate about your platform.”