Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Miss Mississippi & Runner Ups

1st runner up - France Beard ~ Miss University
2nd Runner Up - Laura Lee Lewis ~ Miss Riverland
3rd Runner Up - Ivey Swan ~ Miss Hattiesburg
4th Runner Up - Meredith Thomas ~ Miss Delta Blues
#crowntoheels #shopcrowntoheels #crowning#missmississippipageant


Your New Miss Mississippi
Hannah Roberts
 ~ Miss University of Southern Mississippi ~

Hometown: Mount Olive
Age: 21
Talent:  Violin
Platform: Pages of Love
Biography:  Roberts is a student at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she is majoring in biochemistry.  She is a National Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, a presidential scholar and a HEADWAE scholar.  She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the Eagle Connection and the Kappa Delta Sorority.  She is listed in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday Nights Preliminary Winners


Friday Nights Preliminary Winners are:
Lifestyle & Fitness - Hannah Roberts ~ Miss University of Southern Mississippi 
Talent - Michaela Moore ~ Miss Leaf River Valley
Congratulations Ladies!!! 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thursday Night Preliminary Winners


Thursday Nights Preliminary Winners are:
Lifestyle & Fitness - Laura Lee Lewis ~ Miss Riverland
Talent - Alivia Paden Roberts ~ Miss Tombigbee
Congratulations Ladies!!
#crowntoheels #shopcrowntoheels#missmississippipageant #crowning #winners


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday Night Preliminary Winners!



Your Wednesday Night Preliminary Winners!! 

Lifestyle & Fitness - Ivey Swan~ Miss Hattiesburg 
Talent - Hannah Roberts ~ Miss University of Southern Mississippi. 

Congratulation Ladies!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Busy Week For Miss Mississippi Contestants

Thirty contestants vying for the crown in the 2015 Miss Mississippi Pageant arrived in Vicksburg Saturday - a decrease from the 41 contestants that competed last year.

The first Miss Mississippi was crowned 81 years ago and this will be the 58th year the competition is held in the River City.

A week of events are scheduled, beginning with the annual parade to be held today at 7 p.m. along Washington Street, the first public appearances for the contestants.

Wednesday begins three nights of preliminary competition at the Vicksburg Convention Center leading up to Saturday night's live televised pageant, during which the top 10 will be named and a winner will be chosen to represent the state at the Miss America Pageant in September in Atlantic City.

Other events throughout the week include autograph opportunities, a Miss Mississippi Ball on Friday night following the preliminary competition and a Miss Mississippi Awards Ball Saturday held after the crowning.

A judge's seminar will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

The free seminar is geared toward anyone interested in becoming a judge.

Anyone can become a judge, but it is not a paying job.

Contestants ages 17-24 are divided into three groups for preliminary competition, which consist of private interview, talent, evening wear with on-stage question and swimwear.

The theme of this year's pageant is All That Jazz, said Amy Jackson, producer of the Miss Mississippi Pageant.

Madolyn Hardy of Belzonia was crowned the first Miss Mississippi in Biloxi and four women from the state have been crowned Miss America ~ Mary Ann Mobley of Brandon in 1959, Lynda Lee Mead of Natchez in 1960, Cheryl Prewitt of Ackerman in 1980 and Susan Akin of Meridian in 1988.

By Terri Cowart Frazier ~ The Vicksburg Post

Miss Mississippi Pageant Week



Published on Jun 18, 2015
David Blackledge, executive director of the Miss Mississippi Pageant tells us about the 58th annual competition to be held at the Vicksburg Convention Center June 24-27.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Miss Mississippi Pageant 2015

As the 30 Miss Mississippi contestants arrive today, the significance is not just that it's in Vicksburg for the 58th years.  It's clearly a sign of one of the many layers of history of which the city can be proud.

Mayor John D. Holland was savvy enough to bring the Miss Mississippi Pageant to his town all those years ago when he heard the Miss American Pageant was looking for a home for the state contest.

It was with his vision and the continued support of thousands of volunteers over the years, that our town, "The Red Carpet City of the South," can still claim ownership to a top-notch show and production showcasing the contestants.

Out expectation is that today's administration will be as forward-think and keen as Holland when it comes to looking for all opportunities to promote and grow our river city.

With that being said, we as locals must do our part by supporting and welcoming all of the contestants' families and well-wishers to our city.

These 30 women have worked hard to achieve their goals and we extend the best to each one.

The week's activities began Monday with the annual parade along Washington Street.

Autograph parties are planned before the preliminary competitions began Wednesday night, and two balls, the Mississippi Ball and an Award Balls, will be held at the Lady Luck Casino following Friday night's preliminary and on Saturday after the crowing.

The 2015 Miss Mississippi Pageant will offer the Mississippi's Choice Award, giving enthusiast a voice in the pageant and the Miss Mississippi Smart Phone app, offered for download through the app store and on the pageant website.

Four Mississippians have gone on to be crowned Miss America - Mary Ann Mobley in 1958, Linda Lee Meade in 1959, Cheryl Prewitt in 1979 and Susan Atkins in 1985.

Whether the young woman who takes home the crown next week takes another one from Atlantic City is our of our control.  But what happens in Vicksburg this week is in our purview, and we should all roll out the "Red Carpet."

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