Miss and Teen El Paso USA titleholders to give up crown Saturday

Jessenia Cruz, Miss El Paso USA 2016

Jessenia Cruz is a 23 year-old student at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her aspirations include a career in entertainment news. She also hopes to be a published author and establish her own self-titled brand.

Jessenia Cruz was born in Ft. Hood, Texas, to Jemse L. Cruz and Annette Cisneros, both of whom are active duty military. After years of moving from one duty station to the next, Cruz considers El Paso, Texas, home.

Abigail Velez, the reigning Miss El Paso Teen Texas USA, is a junior at Canutillo High School on a scholar program where she is also a student athlete. Valez is a three-year varsity cheerleader and a member of the Flight Dance Company dance team.

Valez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She is a junior at Canutillo High School, college bound and on a scholar program. Valez danced classical ballet for 12 years under the direction of David Duran at The Ballet Centre of El Paso.

Tickets to the Miss El Paso USA and Miss El Paso Teen pageants are almost sold out. Click here to purchase tickets to Saturday's event.

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