Natalia Castillo

Director and Producer of

Miss Texas Latina Organization


Born and raised in the beautiful South American country of Colombia, Natalia prides herself in her Latin Heritage and cultural traditions. After moving to the United States at the tender age of 18, Natalia received her B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Houston in 2012. She currently works at an entertainment / Video game company, in which she is the Executive events Marketing coordinator.

Her friends and colleagues call her a Colombian firecracker with her bubbly personality and also setting sparks in the Fitness and Pageant world as a 3X Ms. Bikini Universe Pro Champion, Model Champion America, Miss Houston Latina 2014, Miss Texas Latina 2015, current director of Miss Texas Latina Organization and Founder of Fireyoup movement. 

She’s a social connector and female motivator like no other! This powerhouse brings along with her, a wealth of knowledge about Nutrition and Fitness. She definitely knows how to bring the heat on any stage. She is excited and passionate to continue to use her forces to further empower America’s women.

Akane Mishima

Miss Houston Latina 2020

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Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Akane prides herself in her mixed culture being Guatemalan and having Japanese descent. Akane received her Associates Degree in Science at Houston Community College at the age of 17. She is currently attending the University of Houston pursuing a B.A. in Marketing and will be graduating in 2021. She currently is in the #1 Sales Program in the Nation pursuing her Professional Sales Certificate as a Student Sales Professional and a Customer Relationship Management Team Leader!

She is passionate about helping her community, having done years of community service. She interned at Houston City Hall in order to respond to constituents problems in Houston. Was sponsored by 3M to start a non-profit initiative to generate revenue for the Houston Food Bank, where she helped create a strategy to sell a partnership shirt generating $20,000 in revenue over the summer of 2020.

She has been awarded for her hard work from big scholarships such as the APIA Scholarship and local scholarships from the University of Houston. She has been in the Dean’s List every semester in college and continues to grow in her education. She is excited and very passionate for her reign as Miss Houston Latina 2020 to continue to inspire others that any dream is possible with hard work, determination, and grace!

Violeta Rengifo

Miss Teen Houston Latina 2020

Born February 20, 2004 in the Caribbean Venezuelan Island  Margarita. Violeta was raised in Venezuela and  loves her Latin traditions and culture.  She is the third sister of 4, and enjoys family life traveling and working together in every family set goal.

 Violeta has had a deep passion for the arts since she was part of the National Youth and Children's Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, she was part of many plays from  early age, She performed her Acting, Radio and TV Hosting studies at CICA VENEZUELA and when she accomplished  that diploma she created a fun radio program called "La  Voz Juvenil " (The Voice of the Youth) where she enjoyed every Friday informing her audience  about  farandula news.
 She lived in the Dominican Republic for 2 years where she began to play soccer on her school team, a sport that she likes because of building great companionship and helping and improving as a team member to accomplish succeess by working together.
 After moving to the United States at the age of 15, Violeta started attending Shadow Creek High School where she is cursing 11th grade and learning many more wonderful subjects.

Violeta has been part of several programs of humanitarian work for children in special care and for children with low economic resources, cooperating with the community and the world in projects of the UN SDGs for 2030. She is excited and grateful to represent the Hispanic community in the city of  Houston where She plans to help young people to Improve their self-esteem by being productive in community service and self-improvement from fitness activities, whilst focusing on their studies and  overcoming all  adversities that they face in adolescence, encouraging them by performing dynamic activities that help young people to maintain a healthy emotional balance and that makes us a better community.