Meet the Miss Dallas Board
Scott Padgett is an Emmy nominated and award winning TV personality with 21 years of experience in the television and news business.
Scott moved to Dallas in August of 2013 but is no stranger to the DFW area. His family has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for nearly 22 years. Now, Dallas is Scott’s home and he couldn’t be happier to live and work in the great state of TX.
Scott is no stranger to the Miss America Organization either. In 2006, Scott worked with the Miss University of Oklahoma Scholarship organization when he lived in Oklahoma City. During that time Miss OU had a top 10 placement, 3 runner up, and Miss Oklahoma 2009.
Along with helping prepare contestants at the local level to compete for the state title, Scott also has been on the judging side of the table. He is an accomplished public speaker, is a trained musician in tenor saxophone and piano and a competitive cheerleader with a background in tumbling and stunting. Along with instrumental accomplishments, Scott was a feature soloist with the Miami Men’s Chorus and has also competed in the Pro/AM division of Ballroom Dancing.
Scott was able to use these skills judging at the local level and also the state level. Scott judged Miss Florida’s outstanding teen in 2010 and Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia’s outstanding teen in 2011. However, being a TV personality Scott has also emceed many local pageants in the Miss America Organization and at the State level in the Miss USA organization as the Miss Florida Teen USA pageant co-emcee for multiple years.
Executive Board Members
Josh Hammers has volunteered with the Miss America Organization for more than 10 years, serving as a local executive director, board member and judge for state and local pageants. In 2006, he led efforts to re-establish a local pageant at the University of Oklahoma and, during his third year as Executive Director, Miss OU, Taylor Treat, was crown Miss Oklahoma. Since then, Josh has judged Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen state pageants in Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas.
Josh is a three-time graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he earned degrees in Business, Human Relations and Education. He resides in Dallas and is the Director of Assessment for the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Christopher Long is a graduate of the university of Texas southwestern allied health with a degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics.
He has been active in the Miss America system for more than 25 years and has been on the Miss Dallas team for more than 8 years. He enjoys working with the Miss Dallas-Miss Park Cities title holders in interview and wardrobe helping them become the best person they can be personally.
He started his career out of college in pharmaceutical sales for a division on Merck
Currently Christopher resides in Dallas and is the Vice President of Business Development for Southwest Ltc management . SWLTC owns and manages 26 nursing rehab and
assisted living / memory care facilities in Texas and Oklahoma currently . He has worked in the healthcare industry for the last 25 years. In his spare time he enjoys renovating houses , traveling and spending time with friends.
Originally from the piney woods of Longview, TX, Yasmin is a graduate of Texas Woman's University, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees. Following her passion for non-profit and public service, she started her career with American Red Cross. She later moved into municipal government, serving 11 years at the City of Dallas in several capacities and now is the Director of Human Resources and Civil Service with the City of Waxahachie. Yasmin, a SHRM-CP, is a Sustainer Status member of the Junior League of Dallas, a graduate of the Dallas Regional Chamber's Leadership Dallas program (Class of 2015), and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Yasmin's heart for education lead her to start the Yasmin M Barnes Excellence in Public Service Award Scholarship fund. This same desire to assist graduating seniors with college scholarships also inspired her to volunteer with the Miss Dallas Organizations. Yasmin has served on the MDO Board of Directors since 2008. She enjoys encouraging the contestants as they compete and fundraising to ensure that title holders are rewarded with scholarships to assist with higher education costs. Additionally, Yasmin enjoys pageant judging and coaching.
Bandy Jordan Carll
Madison Adams is the traffic anchor
and reporter for CBS 11 News This Morning, helping North Texans avoid tie-ups on the morning commute.
Prior to joining CBS 11 in 2016 she was an anchor and reporter for KWTX-TV in Waco. While there she was also the lead reporter for the Emmy Award-winning “KWTX Baylor Gameday” show which airs before each Baylor home football game.
Previously, she was a sports reporter and anchor for Baylor Athletics. During her time with Baylor Athletics, she co-anchored regional broadcasts for events such as the Cotton Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl, NFL Pro Day, and National Signing Day.
Madison competed twice in Miss Texas where she was first runner-up in 2015 as Miss Park Cities and second runner-up in 2014 as Miss Waco.
Her Miss Texas journey allowed her to share her passion for health and fitness through her platform, “Play Every Day,” which focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles through a partnership with the YMCA.
She was chosen as the 2015 Young Woman of Achievement and was recognized with numerous interview awards, a preliminary lifestyle and fitness award, community service awards for her involvement with over 40 non-profits and was even given awards for her talent…yodeling!
Madison was born and raised in Fort Worth and spent years barrel racing in rodeos across the south on her horse, Barbie. You will likely find her out and about in North Texas looking for any opportunity to wear her cowboy boots.
She graduated from Baylor University with a double major in entrepreneurship and journalism.
While Madison is proud of her achievements so far in life, she is more grateful to have learned to have an “others-focused” outlook on life, which is what guides her to report on the stories that have significance to the community she serves.