Miss Heart of Texas Teen 2019
Miss Heart of Texas Teen 2019: Danielle Heiman
16 year old Danielle Alexa Heiman from Pinehurst, Texas won the title of Miss Heart of Texas Teen during Spring of 2019. Danielle is currently attending Tomball High School as junior and is presently dual enrolled. Danielle will graduate one year early in May 2020 to attend college and major in business and economics. Upon college graduation Danielle plans to become a Renewable Energy Trader, to work towards a cleaner environment for our future.
Being raised by a devoted single mom, Danielle has learned how to handle adversity and be more independent. When Danielle was 4 years old her mom was diagnosed with cancer. As she watched her resilience in the face of adversity, she realized just how fragile life is. During this time she developed an inner strength that enables her to become better in facing personal challenges.
Danielle first became interested in pageantry at 8 years old and begged her mom to let her compete. She was already involved with vocal classes and had a love for singing. Although she was shy, inverted, and would not sing in public. Danielles mom gave into her persistence of wanting to compete in a pageant, but only if Danielle agreed to enter the talent portion and sing. This was her mother’s way of helping her overcome her fear of preforming in public. That one pageant had inadvertently changed her life forever. After truly falling in love with pageantry, Danielle continued her new found passion in the National American Miss system and won the Texas state title that she had worked so hard for, and says that made every single bit of practicing she ever did was worth it. Years later, Danielle still enjoys pageantry and now serving as Miss Heart of Texas Teen. She says pageantry is not about the trophies, sash, or even the crowns It's all about the journey, and the growth.
After years in pageants Danielle also says she is much more aware about the world around her and the things that she never thought she could have an impact on. Danielle adds, volunteering has made her so much more grateful and humble and she absolutely adores working at the food pantry and with BIG love cancer care. Danielle notes she’s really grown such an appreciation for how strong people can be even in such tough times.