Profits In Poise and Pulchritude

Two Texans give beauty contestants their winning form


When the Miss USA pageant takes place in Wichita this week, the smart money will be on the contestants from Texas and California. These young women, Stephanie Kuehne and Cynthia Nelson, both 22, may have a distinct advantage over the rest of the field. They have been groomed, draped and polished by two Texans, Richard Guy and Rex Holt, whose Lone Star protegees have walked away with the Miss USA crown five years in a row.

Guy, 51, and Holt, 49, have built a thriving business in poise and pulchritude. Their company, Guyrex Associates, oversees the Texas and California state...

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