Felicia Bolton is currently a News Reporter for the CBS affiliate KOSA TV - CHANNEL 7 in Odessa, Texas
One day after winning the title of Miss West Texas, I hit the airways of CBS 7 News with the announcement that I brought the West Texas title back to Odessa after nearly 20 years. After winning the crown, I made numerous public appearances included speaking engagements and hitting the runways of fashion shows. My year as Miss West Texas will focus on spreading my platform “We Are A.B.L.E. – Breaking the Stereotypes of Disabilities” to local schools across the Permian Basin. The title is such an honor for me in so many ways. I have the wonderful opportunity to work with my director Bellinda Myrick- Barnett and CBS 7 Anchor Tatum Hubbard Fullbright on a daily basis. Both great women are former Miss Texas title holders with Bellinda, from Odessa, who was Miss West Texas before that and Tatum who was from Midland in West Texas being Miss Arlington. They are constant inspirations to me and I am so grateful they are in my life. I feel like I’ve brought the crown full circle and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me next.
Photos below by photographer Dorian Qi taken at the Sandhills just outside of Odessa.