Most Beautiful Women in Fort Worth

Our city abounds with lovely ladies. Hundreds of women were nominated for the Most Beautiful, and we were daunted with the task of choosing only 20 for our voting process. These women were selected not only based on their outward beauty, but also on their inward beauty and contributions to the community. More than 7,000 votes were cast on the Fort Worth, Texas magazine Web site, and the following reveals the results. Meet the 10 Most Beautiful Women in Fort Worth as selected by voters.

 

 

 

Ashley Melnick
Age: 23
Broadcast Journalism Graduate, TCU
Former Miss Texas Ashley Melnick has a passion for singing and playing the piano. Last year as Miss Texas, she traveled the state working with non-profits and visiting schools, sharing the lessons she learned growing up with an autistic brother. Although her year of traveling the state has ended, Ashley is still involved with local non-profits. “My message is to share how I have come to view Ryan’s autism as a gift, because it has helped me realize the importance of embracing differences among all people and the importance of accepting what you’re given in life,” Ashley says. She aspires to be a professional recording artist and is currently pursuing a career in political journalism. Currently living in Fort Worth, she graduates this month with a degree in broadcast journalism. Ashley believes that what makes a woman beautiful is her inner truth. “Inner truth is a timeless beauty of knowing who you are and believing you have a purpose in life. A woman with inner truth captivates people with her spirit and confidence, which exudes from inside,” she says.
Allison Poston
Age: 37
Smart Barre Founder
Because encouraging health and wellness is part of her business, it was only natural that Allison Poston founded Smart Barre, a boutique fitness studio on Camp Bowie that combines ballet, Pilates and yoga. What makes Smart Barre special is that all ages and fitness levels can get something out of the class and feel comfortable while doing it. Before opening Smart Barre, Allison gave back to the community through volunteerism and through the Junior League of Fort Worth. Now, as a business owner, she makes donations to many local organizations and was thrilled to host “Work Your TuTu to Save Your Ta Ta’s” event to raise money for Komen Fort Worth and the Joan Katz Breast Center in memory of a dear friend who passed away from breast cancer. When not making Fort Worth fit, Allison enjoys spending time with her children and her husband as well as snow skiing, being on the water or doing anything out in nature. Allison defines beauty as “having the confidence to be yourself and recognizing your inner gifts and then using them for the betterment of the world.”
Gloria Siratt
Age: 65
Homemaker
Gloria Siratt is a super grandmother who loves spending time with her grandchildren. She regularly attends their sporting events and activities and includes them in yearly summer vacations. In her down time, Gloria enjoys anything crafty, European cruises and trying new recipes she has seen on cooking shows. In addition to occasionally writing poetry, she journals nearly daily and wrote and published a book about her trip to Russia with her daughter when they went there to adopt her daughter's baby in 2001. It is not just her family she serves. Gloria and her husband are proud benefactors of the Siratt Women's Center at Harris Methodist HEB and major donors to Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and the Andrews Women's Center at Baylor All Saints Fort Worth. She has chaired many events locally and was the first female president of the Tarrant County branch of the Northeast Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis. Gloria is a past board member of the American Heart Association and served as a counselor at Bluebonnet Retreat Adult Cancer Camp for three years. She has also volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth and currently serves on the board of Casa Mañana.
Tiffany Collins-Blackmon
Age: 47
Cookbook Author/Chef/Spokesperson for the Texas Beef Council
For years, Tiffany Collins-Blackmon has been in the food, wine and fitness industry with three cookbooks under her belt. Look for Tiffany’s cookbooks: 200 Best Panini Recipes; 300 Best Casserole Recipes; and Panini French. After graduating from TCU, Tiffany was trained at Johnson and Wales Culinary University. Aside from cooking, Tiffany loves working out and participating in fitness competitions. Tiffany believes that beauty is something that exists inside as well as out. “A beautiful heart, mind and soul are the foundations of a person,” she says. She is also a spokesperson for the Texas Beef Council and is passionate about promoting healthy beef and supporting cattle raisers. Tiffany was married last year to Greg Blackmon, and they give back to several organizations. Two that are close to their hearts are Cook Children’s Medical Center and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Melissa Stow
Age: 28
Nurse Recruiter for Cook Children’s Medical Center
Melissa Stow defines beauty as this: “External beauty is quickly judged and determined on the outside through style, physique and overall appearance of another human. However, beauty that is only skin deep is not true beauty. To be beautiful is to be comedic yet poised, hospitable yet professional, devoted yet nurturing. True beauty is noticed on the outside but validated on the inside.” Melissa loves spending every free minute with her husband, Ryan, who she describes as her happiness and her best friend. She and Ryan have a passion for world travel and exploring remarkable destinations. Melissa also enjoys home decorating. As a child, she volunteered with both the McKinney Food Pantry and Mission McKinney, working to improve lower income neighborhoods. Melissa has also volunteered with the Make A Wish Foundation and supports Susan G. Komen, raises money for Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis, The Halo Society, Ronald McDonald House, St. Jude and the American Diabetes Association. She makes a conscious effort to give back to those in need in the community.
Brighton Miller
Age: 24
Medical Student at UNT Health Science Center – TCOM
Brighton Miller grew up on the water. When she wasn’t on the lake every weekend, she was in her second home, Fort Lauderdale. Studying at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Brighton does not have a lot of free time. When she can break away from her studies, she spends time with family. Last year, Brighton married her best friend, Shane C. Miller, in St. John. Brighton and Shane had been dating for 10 years, and she says, “It is very special to get to participate in something like this. It’s only because of my husband nominating me that I am here.” In addition to her studies, Brighton is also involved at UNT as the president of the Texas Obstetrics and Gynecology Association of Students, as well as a tutor for other students. Brighton describes a beautiful woman as someone who possesses “a physical expression of joy. It is an inherent gift from God. True beauty is from within and is recognized as the culmination of kindness, graciousness and love.” While studying to become a physician, Brighton serves the Fort Worth community through volunteering for various organizations such as Cornerstone Clinic, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The Cowtown Marathon.
Lyndsay Greer
Age: 30
Human Resources
Originally from Tulsa, Lyndsay moved to Fort Worth in 2010. After one month of moving here, she met her husband. She says this is one of the many reasons she loves Fort Worth. Lyndsay and her husband live in Montgomery Plaza and enjoy the conveniences it provides. They love to walk to nearby restaurants and the Movie Tavern. Lyndsay believes that true beauty is making a difference through volunteerism, supporting public education and having the courage to advocate for others. “Characteristics found in a beautiful woman include intelligence, a sense of humor, love for the Texas Rangers and the ability to rock Target as if it were Neiman’s,” she says. Lyndsay gives back to the community through the Junior League of Fort Worth, Lena Pope Home’s Young Professional Advocates, First Tee Fort Worth and Habitat for Humanity.
Corrie Donovan
Age: 26
Soprano Singer for Fort Worth Opera Studio Program
Corrie Donovan has an adventurous spirit. It probably has to do with the fact that her father is a geologist and she grew up exploring. Her father was also born and raised in Scotland, which has become a second home to Corrie. She is getting married to Fort Worth fireman Kasey Gandy in August and can’t wait to take him to Scotland. Her definition of beauty is: “Beauty is belief in one’s self and a belief in others, as well as the kindness one gives and the ability to make light from any dark situation.” In her free time, Corrie enjoys camping, skydiving and climbing and will run in her first marathon this year. As part of her job with the opera, Corrie tours the Children’s Opera Theater around Texas, bringing opera shows to children. In addition to singing, Corrie is a part-time private physical trainer and an intern trainer for Camp Gladiator.
Courtney Kennebeck
Age: 37
Model, Ford NYC and Kim Dawson Dallas
Well-traveled Courtney Kennebeck has been modeling since she was 16. In her free time, she visits exotic locales, does yoga, runs, cooks and spends time with friends and her “precious monkey” daughter, Sammie, who will soon be in kindergarten at All Saints at the start of next school year. In addition to her modeling career, she is pursuing her real estate license. Courtney defines beauty as “kindness to others, confidence in oneself and the ability to not only laugh at yourself but to make others laugh as well.” She gives back to the community by being active in Junior League, chairing food and wine for Cowtown Ball, and working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Boys and Girls Club. “I genuinely try to help anyone who needs it,” Courtney says.

Mary Conditt
Age: 54
Den-Mat Director of Clinical Affairs
Mary Conditt defines beauty as how you make other people feel. “I think there is such beauty in people who give and make others feel important. I have met some people who you might not consider physically beautiful, but they are the most beautiful people I have ever known,” Mary says. In her free time, Mary stays busy with her three daughters and her husband, Mitch Conditt, a well-known dentist in Fort Worth. She has completed many marathons and loves USTA tennis, rock climbing and travel. Impressively, Mary is a certified rescue scuba diver and a pilot, which coincides with her definition of success: “constant and never-ending improvement.” In addition to her involvement with the American Society for Clinical Research (ASCR) through Den-Mat, Mary has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars with a dental partner to help prevent tooth decay among children as well as having mentored college students on interview skills to help prepare for employment.

 

Special thanks to the Omni Fort Worth Hotel for allowing us to take individual shots of the ladies in its lovely accommodations. A big thanks to the Lemongrass Salon team for providing hair and makeup: Master Stylists — Brittany Tedder, Consuelo Steglich, Tiffany Walker, Debra Snell; Senior Stylists — Taylor Blaylock, Baylie Mitchell; Stylists — Jennifer Ebbinghouse, Maria Davila, Emily Henry, Lindsey Leone; Make-up Assistant — Toni Andrews. White House Black Market provided all of the clothing and accessories.