Nestled between the rushing waters of the Rio Grande River and the towering Sandia Mountains, where every October the skies are filled with thousands of hot air balloons, Priscilla Toya Bouvier of Albuquerque, NM, AKA Paul Virgil is a 6th generation New Mexican and current reigning Miss New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association NMGRA)
Priscilla/Paul is the proud father of two beautiful daughters, Angelina age 24 and Lillian 22 and the proud Pompo of granddaughter Esperanza age two. Born and raised on a cattle ranch in central New Mexico, Priscilla/Paul is not a newcomer to the western lifestyle. Priscilla grew up riding horses, working cattle and competing in the toughest sport on dirt, rodeo.
Priscilla/Paul graduated from New Mexico State University on a rodeo scholarship (steer wrestling with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, a Masters of Business Administration from he University of New Mexico and a Master of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in equine nutrition and genetics from Oregon State University. Priscilla/Paul is Director of Government Program and Medicaid Contracting for Blue Cross Shield of New Mexico.
When not raising money for the LGTBQ community of New Mexico, Priscilla/Paul can be found at rodeos cheering on oldest daughter Angelina, who is a professional barrel racer or at least at least the local cattle barn with her youngest daughter who manages her own heard of registered Angus cattle, but most times she is getting into trouble being a Pompo with granddaughter Esperanza.
Priscilla/Paul competes on the International Gay Rodeo Association (UGRA) circuit competing in chute dogging, calf roping on foot and speed events.
Being a member of NMGRA and IGRA, Priscilla/Paul is able to combine the love of community and te sport of rodeo. Following the advice of NCAA Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Pat Summit (1952-2016) "Make hard work your passion", and there is no better passion than promoting the sport of rodeo.
Tus sierras y tus valles son mi lindo Nuevo Mexico... your snow, your rain, your rainbows blend, I am proud of my New Mexico.