Crystal Hadnott is a Texas Native who has had the honor of calling Houston her home although her career and education has allowed her to live in New York, Washington DC, Chicago along with West Africa. She holds a bachelors degree from University of Houston along with a masters’ degree and PhD from Texas Southern University. Professionally, she is the Strategic Partnership Director for EBONY Magazine as well as the Program Manager for the national EBONY Campus Queens, which supports 106 Homecoming Queens at colleges and universities across the nation. Her passion for health and wellness has led her to become a local Pilates studio owner. She’s actively involved in charity work where she continues to share the importance of health and wellness with the community. Crystal Hadnott is our local marathon celebrity, who as finished over 100 half and full marathons in the past 10 years along with being featured on CNN, KHOU-11, KTRK-ABC-13 and in the Houston Chronicle. In addition to being a former pageant coach and adviser, she held the titles of Miss Black Houston USA as well as Miss Black Texas USA. Currently, she sits on the Board of Miss Black Texas USA Pageant System.
Born in Ft. Riley, Kansas, Brittany Hillmon attributes her hard work ethic and morale values to her upbringing as an Army Brat. Amongst all of her travels, she has found a place to call home in Cypress, TX. Brittany had the honor of representing her new found home as Mrs. Cypress Fairbanks in the Mrs. Texas Pageant 2016, where she placed in the top 20. As Mrs. Cypress Fairbanks, her platform was Feeding America. Being a teacher at a Title One school, she sees the impact lack of proper nutrition can have on a child’s health and academic achievement, and hopes to help bridge the gap with poverty and hunger.
Brittany volunteers locally with Girl Scouts and Cy-Fair Sports Association. Traveling, arts and crafts, and genealogy are a few interests of hers.
She is married to Michael Hillmon, who is an Army Veteran. They have 3 children, Jayda and Mikey both 7, and the newest addition, Naomi, who is 1 month old.