Written by Andrielle Figueroa Friday, 04 January 2013 08:00
MISSION—Cycling, pageants and education are three passions that fuel the life of Miss Hidalgo County 2013, Maritza Jimenez. The Mission native has received the title of Miss Hidalgo County 2013, an opportunity she has been hoping for, for the last three years.
Jimenez was born in Harlingen, and moved to Mission at 5 years of age. She graduated from Mission High School and attended Southwest Texas State (Texas State University-San Marcos) and the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA).
Currently, Jimenez works at UTPA as an academic advisor for the Migrant Program. Jimenez admits she started in pageants to cure her shyness as a child.