State Fair of Texas discloses Big Tex’s new boots designed by Irving artist.

Big Tex finally gets his new boots. The Texas-sized kicks were designed by Jessica Bonilla, a social worker and artist from Irving.

She participated in a contest that included almost 300 other artists. The finalists were chosen based on their creativity and representation of Texas pride.

“I didn’t really think that I would win. I submitted my design and I hoped for the best, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up just in case,” Bonilla said. “Very exciting. I go to the State Fair every year. So I think being able to see my design on Big Tex and take my annual photo with him knowing that my design is going to be on the boot, it’s an extra step in feeling connected with the State Fair.”

Bonilla’s winning design is a setting sun behind a cactus with Texas wildlife.

The size 96 Lucchese boots were shared with the public Friday morning in Fair Park.

“I really love wildlife and animals, so I wanted to base my theme around Texas wildlife,” she said.

Many people could see them on the highway in Dallas a few weeks ago, and one person shared a video with Good Day’s friends at 99.5 The Wolf.

The State Fair of Texas is good to go in two weeks.

It runs from Sept. 29 to Oct. 22

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