Big Rich Texas viewers were mystified by Melissa’s odd demeanor in episode 3 after she told Leslie she was a former Miss Dallas and Miss Carrollton. Via Facebook message, Melissa Poe confirmed that it was in 1989 and was the Miss Texas USA system. I don’t think any questions would have lingered if she hadn’t refused to answer Leslie’s most basic questions. But she did refuse and I did have to investigate. It took awhile but I finally got a DVD of the 1989 Miss Texas USA pageant hosted by Bob Eubanks in San Antonio.

A Big Rich Texas Special Report- The Miss Texas USA Mystery

Location

Style Network

Dates

Sundays 9/8c

You’ll find more scoop on Melissa’s pageant days in the episode 5 recap

UPDATE: Melissa Poe of Big Rich Texas was in the 1990 Miss Texas USA pageant as Miss Carrollton. I haven’t found anything about Melissa also being Miss Dallas.


 

 

 

Big Rich Texas viewers were mystified by Melissa’s odd demeanor in episode 3 after she told Leslie she was a former Miss Dallas and Miss Carrollton. Via Facebook message, Melissa Poe confirmed that it was in 1989 and was the Miss Texas USA system.

Bob Eubanks

I don’t think any questions would have lingered if she hadn’t refused to answer Leslie’s most basic questions. But she did refuse and, as promised, I did have to investigate. It took awhile, but I finally tracked down a DVD of the 1989 Miss Texas USA pageant hosted by Bob Eubanks in San Antonio.

I’ll admit that I clicked fast forward a few times; mainly past the painful number performed by the pageant contestants and some guys dressed in metallic Tarzan costumes.

But I sat patiently through the introduction of all 103 contestants paying special attention to any of the girls named Melissa, with an emphasis on Miss Carrollton and Miss Dallas and girls representing surrounding areas. And here’s the report: (forgive my poor attempt at spelling some last names but they weren’t displayed on the screen).

Miss Carrollton and Miss Dallas:

  • There was not a Miss Carrollton in the 1989 Miss Texas USA pageant.
  • Miss Dallas was Crystal Casin  Krystal Cason.

Surrounding area contestants:

  • Miss Collin County- Margaret Johnson
  • Miss Dallas County- Paula Rayano
  • Miss Denton- Tracey Hagaman
  • Miss Denton County- Donisha Hoffman
  • Miss Fort Worth- Gretchen Polhemus

Contestants named Melissa:

  • Miss Harris County: Melissa Buchanan
  • Miss Houston: Melissa Proctor
  • Miss Leon Valley: Melissa Dominguez
  • Miss Parker County: Melissa Monier
  • Miss Richardson: Melissa Meyer

The 1989 Miss Texas USA results:

  • 4th runner up: Miss Houston, Melissa Proctor
  • 3rd runner up: Miss Harris County, Melissa Buchanan
  • 2nd runner up: Miss Spring, Sherri Krantz
  • 1st runner up: Miss Fort Bend County, Stephanie Cutie
  • Winner: Gretchen Polhemus

I’m positive there’s a perfectly good explanation for the confusion, I just haven’t found it yet.

Miss Dallas at the Miss Texas USA pageant in 1989, first name Crystal, not Melissa.

58 comments on “A Big Rich Texas Special Report- The Miss Texas USA Mystery

  1. Melissa this really has nothing to do with the article being I don’t care one way or the other if you won this pagent. It’s a pagent are you really accomplishing something by winning a pagent?? NO Now getting de-crowned because you were pregnant thus creating a scandal. That’s something to be proud of haha. At least the pagent world would then be interesting. I say this in a good way and in no way looking down on you. People get pregnant and you were an adult so I don’t see the problem with it anyway which brings me to my point: The way you reacted to and treated Kalyn during her pregnancy scare. You were extremely hypocritical Kalyn wasn’t “sleeping around” anymore than you were. She slept with one guy she had feelings for that hardly makes her a hoe, slut, or any other name you all called her. Truth be told Melissa you were in her exact situation once so everything your calling her you are also calling yourself. Being your an adult I thought you would of went to Kalyn to give her advice about what she was going through instead you attacked a child in order to try an seek vengeance against Leslie. That’s low and also shows your true character. You should be embarrassed and ashamed by your actions. Also Maddie hardly “counseled” Kalyn. Kalyn merely confided in her and Maddie was very mature about it, you should of been proud of her unless of course you think Maddie is too weak to handle it. But No instead you used their conversation as the reason for trying to get revenge on Leslie. Gosh I would be ashamed if I were you. You are one of the adults in the situation: START ACTING LIKE IT!!!

  2. Haven’t y’all realized yet that the show is completely fake and scripted????? Take the most recent episode for instance…Bonnie goes to see her Dr to try to get clearance to fly…he pulls off the bandage on her nose and every shot of Bonnie’s face is blocked from the camera so we don’t see anything. If it was real why wouldn’t they show her nose? The didn’t show it because there is no swelling or any evidence of surgery because she didn’t have any surgery. The ‘scarring’ on her face is makeup. Nothing on the show is real….NOTHING. The one and only reason I watch the show is because it is so dang laughable. I don’t view the show as a reality show…I view it as a really bad comedy.

  3. everyone, just breath in *breaths in* now breath out *breaths out*
    know just relax, like Giselle said its happened 22 years ago, now she’s much richer and im sure she has a better life now then she ever did so everyone just breath okay. :)

  4. I dislike melissa’s character now that she is actually going out of her way to “end” leslie. Youre so classy and then you follow through with this nonsense? and girls will be girls! maddy went to a party- big deal! if you gut the chord and trusted her she wouldnt beed to sneak and lie. Youve done worse and i bet its because you were under thumb,too. And winning maddy back by giving her car back? yeah. Buy that child- thats a way to be.

    I gotta go find a thread to smack talk pam and connie now. Pam is insane and i agree- connie is on speeeeeeed!

  5. I sure hope this Big Rich Tx show goes off air as I am a True Texan and we are nothing like these Trashy people! Money or not everyone are trash! You know who you are by thecompany you keep and I do not keep with these people! And for Woodhaven Club, just as much! Never would I even think about joining if these trashy people were really there!! You all give Texas a BAD name!!

  6. I dont care what you all say I think Melissa is great and a very very good mom and Maddie is a vert bright girl so back off people and leave them alone, And that means you people that has nothing nice to say look at yourself first before you look at others..

    love ya’ll Melissa and Maddie you go girls

  7. This show is SO fake! 1,000,000 dollars that Leslie is NOT Kalyn’s god mom and just has her to film with. This show is called Big Rich Texas…. So far it seems that only one cast member has real money. The rest live in normal homes or an apartment in Dallas………. Whoever is writing this sucks and all of the people acting in it suck as well.