Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 21st and 22nd


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Married Women®

Mrs. Texas International®

Rachel Hedstrom

1.When you hear the saying "be the change" what comes to your mind first?
My comeback from a neuromuscular disorder I developed as a child called Guillain-Barre that left me effectively paralyzed. Many people take their ability to be active and stay healthy for granted; Ive fought hard for mine and will never let anything slow me down. Now Im a beginning runner!

2.How would you describe your husband?
My heroes are those who put on a uniform to serve our country every day. As a military brat, the sacrifice for defending freedom is something I understand well. I never hesitate to thank a veteran for their service and my mission is to inspire others to do the same.

3.If you could revisit one memory as a child in your mind, what would it be and why?
My wedding ring. My husband proposed to me on the Eiffel Tower on my birthday. He is deathly afraid of heights, but has always gone to great lengths to show me how much he loves me and 900 feet up on a windy evening was definitely a show of love!

4.How would someone describe you when you were in high school?
One of my fellow International sisters recently gave me a nickname that I adore: she calls me Quiet Storm for my ability to effect great change in an unobtrusive way. Another sister calls me Rachel-vision for my frequent activities, appearances and social media visibility. My pageant sisters keep me laughing!

5.If money did not matter.. what would you buy for your husband and why?
Race season! The warm weather that we are blessed with in the Lone Star State means perfect conditions for racing my car with (and against!) my husband from February through December. Thats when youll find me doing 120 mph down the back straight!

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