Miss Mississippi

Miss Mississippi

Discussion
Ask a question about 'Miss Mississippi'
Start a new discussion about 'Miss Mississippi'
Answer questions from other users
Full Discussion Forum
 
Encyclopedia
:For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA
Miss USA
The Miss USA beauty contest has been held annually since 1952 to select the United States entrant in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA...

, see Miss Mississippi USA
Miss Mississippi USA
The Miss Mississippi USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Mississippi in the Miss USA pageant.Mississippi has not been very successful in Miss USA pageants, with only 10 placements as of 2010...



Miss Mississippi is a scholarship
Scholarship
A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further education. Scholarships are awarded on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award.-Types:...

 pageant
Beauty contest
A beauty pageant or beauty contest, is a competition that mainly focuses on the physical beauty of its contestants, although such contests often incorporate personality, talent, and answers to judges' questions as judged criteria...

 and a preliminary of Miss America
Miss America
The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands...

. The contest began in 1934, has been held in Vicksburg
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Vicksburg is a city in Warren County, Mississippi, United States. It is the only city in Warren County. It is located northwest of New Orleans on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, and due west of Jackson, the state capital. In 1900, 14,834 people lived in Vicksburg; in 1910, 20,814; in 1920,...

 since 1958, and provides more money than any other scholarship pageant in the Miss America Organization. http://www.wlbt.com/Global/story.asp?S=3552563&nav=2CSfbjyZ

Four Miss Mississippis have won the Miss America crown: Mary Ann Mobley (1959), Lynda Lee Mead (1960), Cheryl Prewitt (1980), and Susan Akin (1986).

Winners

Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2011 Mary Margaret Roark Cleveland
Cleveland, Mississippi
Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 12,334 as of the 2010 census.Cleveland has a fairly large commercial economy, with numerous restaurants, stores, and services along U.S. Highway 61...

20 Miss North Central Mississippi Piano
2010 Sarah Beth James
Sarah Beth James
Sarah Beth James, is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Madison, Mississippi who was named Miss Mississippi 2010.-Biography:...

Madison
Madison, Mississippi
Madison is a city in Madison County, Mississippi, USA. The population was 14,691 at the 2000 census. The population is currently 16,930. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is currently the highest income city in the state...

20 Miss Metro Jackson Piano "Piano Fantasy" by William Joseph
William Joseph (musician)
William Joseph is a pianist and recording artist from Phoenix, Arizona.William Joseph won, at age 8, a full music scholarship provided by the Boys Club of America, enabling him to study piano with Russian pianist Stella Saperstein....

Non-Finalist Talent Award
2009 Anna Tadlock McCool
McCool, Mississippi
McCool is a town in Attala County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 182 at the 2000 census.-Geography:McCool is located at , along the Yockanookany River....

23 Miss New South Vocal "A New Life" from Jekyll & Hyde
Jekyll & Hyde (musical)
Jekyll & Hyde is a musical based on the novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The original stage conception was by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn. The music is by Wildhorn and the lyrics and book are by Leslie Bricusse.The musical ran on Broadway for 1,543...

2008 Christine Kozlowski
Christine Kozlowski
Christine Kozlowski is an American beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Mississippi on June 28, 2008. Kozlowski, a native of D'Iberville, is of Polish and Latina descent and is the first Miss Mississippi of Latina heritage....

D'Iberville
D'Iberville, Mississippi
D'Iberville is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States, immediately north of Biloxi, across the back bay. It is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area....

19 Miss Gulf Coast Jazz Dance Preliminary Swimsuit Award First Latina
Latino
The demonyms Latino and Latina , are defined in English language dictionaries as:* "a person of Latin-American descent."* "A Latin American."* "A person of Hispanic, especially Latin-American, descent, often one living in the United States."...

 Miss Mississippi http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080628/FEAT0701/80628016&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL
2007 Kimberly Morgan
Kimberly Morgan
Kimberly Nicole Morgan is an American singer, educator, and pageant titleholder. Morgan was crowned Miss Mississippi on July 14, 2007, becoming just the second African American woman to win that title. Morgan was a Top 16 semi-finalist at the 2008 Miss America pageant...

Oxford
Oxford, Mississippi
Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1835, it was named after the British university city of Oxford in hopes of having the state university located there, which it did successfully attract....

24 Miss Heritage Vocal "God Bless the Child
God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday song)
"God Bless the Child" is a song written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. in 1939, first recorded on May 9, 1941 under the Okeh label.Holiday's version of the song was honored with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in...

"
Top 16 at Miss America 2008
Miss America 2008
Miss America 2008, the 87th Miss America pageant, was held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on January 26, 2008.The pageant was broadcast live on TLC from the Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, only the third time that the pageant has been...

Second African-American to compete as Miss Mississippi
2006 Taryn Foshee
Taryn Foshee
Taryn Foshee, a Clinton, Mississippi native, is a beauty queen who won the 2003 Miss Clinton pageant while a pupil at Hillcrest Christian School and received a commendation from the Mississippi Legislature....

Clinton
Clinton, Mississippi
Clinton is a city in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States. Situated in the Jackson metropolitan area, it is the tenth largest city in Mississippi. The population was 23,347 at the 2000 United States Census.-History:...

21 Miss Byram Tri County Piano "El Cumbanchero" by Rafael Hernández Marín
Rafael Hernández Marín
Rafael Hernández , was one of the most important composers of Puerto Rican popular music during the 20th century.-Early years:...

3rd runner-up at Miss America 2007
Miss America 2007
Miss America 2007, the 86th Miss America, pageant, was held on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada on January 29, 2007, which was a Monday, making it the first time that the pageant was held on a weekday, rather than the traditional Saturday....

2005 Kristian Dambrino Grenada
Grenada, Mississippi
Grenada is a city in Grenada County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 14,879 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Grenada County.-History:...

20 Miss Grenada County Original Vocal & Piano composition "Pearlington's Prayer"
2004 Jalin Wood
Jalin Wood
Jalin Wood is a beauty queen from Waynesboro, Mississippi, who has competed in the Miss America pageant and competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2007....

Waynesboro
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Waynesboro is a city in Wayne County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 5,197 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wayne County.-Geography:Waynesboro is located at , just east of the Chickasawhay River....

23 Miss Metro Jackson Piano "Cumana
Cumana Song
The Cumana Song is a mambo song written by Barclay Allen, together with Harold Spina and Roc Hillman in 1947. Its signature riff is a fast moody change between two chords with some syncopation added...

"
Later Miss Mississippi USA
Miss Mississippi USA
The Miss Mississippi USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Mississippi in the Miss USA pageant.Mississippi has not been very successful in Miss USA pageants, with only 10 placements as of 2010...

 2007
2003 Allison Kellogg Madison
Madison, Mississippi
Madison is a city in Madison County, Mississippi, USA. The population was 14,691 at the 2000 census. The population is currently 16,930. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is currently the highest income city in the state...

22 Miss Madison County Ballet en Pointe "The Magic Bird of Fire
The Firebird
The Firebird is a 1910 ballet created by the composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Michel Fokine. The ballet is based on Russian folk tales of the magical glowing bird of the same name that is both a blessing and a curse to its captor....

"
Previously Mississippi's Junior Miss 1999
2002 Jennifer Adcock
Jennifer Adcock
Jennifer Leigh Adcock is a beauty queen from Hattiesburg, Mississippi who has competed at Miss America and Miss USA.Adcock won her first pageant in 1998 when she became Mississippi’s Junior Miss and competed in the nationally televised America's Junior Miss Pageant, where she won the Overall...

Hattiesburg
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 44,779 at the 2000 census . It is the county seat of Forrest County...

22 Miss West Central Mississippi Piano "Rhapsody in Blue
Rhapsody in Blue
Rhapsody in Blue is a musical composition by George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band written in 1924, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects....

"
Top 10 Semi-finalist Preliminary Swimsuit Award Later Miss Mississippi USA
Miss Mississippi USA
The Miss Mississippi USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Mississippi in the Miss USA pageant.Mississippi has not been very successful in Miss USA pageants, with only 10 placements as of 2010...

 2005 (Top 10 at Miss USA 2005
Miss USA 2005
Miss USA 2005, the 54th Miss USA pageant, was held in Baltimore, Maryland in April 11, 2005. It was won by Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina.Fifty-one state titleholders competed for the title of Miss USA in the Hippodrome Theatre on April 11, 2005...

), Previously Mississippi's Junior Miss 1998
2001 Becky Pruett Laurel
Laurel, Mississippi
Laurel is a city located in Jones County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,393 although a significant population increase has been reported following Hurricane Katrina. Located in southeast Mississippi, southeast of...

22 Miss Deep South Vocal "Whatever Lola Wants
Whatever Lola Wants
"Whatever Lola Wants" is a popular song, sometimes rendered as "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets". The music and words were written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for the 1955 musical play Damn Yankees. The song is sung by Lola, the Devil's assistant, a part originated by Gwen Verdon, who reprised...

"
Top 20 Quarter-finalist Preliminary Talent Award & Quality of Life 2nd runner-up
2000 Christy May Pontotoc
Pontotoc, Mississippi
Pontotoc is a city in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, United States. Pontotoc is west of the much larger city of Tupelo. The population was 5,625 at the 2010 census...

24 Miss Pontotoc Piano "Theme from The Apartment
The Apartment
The Apartment is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It was Wilder's follow-up to the enormously popular Some Like It Hot and, like its predecessor, was a commercial and critical hit, grossing $25...

"
3rd runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1999 Heather Soriano Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Mississippi
Philadelphia is a city in and the county seat of Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 7,303 at the 2000 census.- History :...

22 Miss East Central Mississippi Vocal / Dance "Trouble" from Smokey Joe's Cafe
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards, including rock and roll, rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller...

Non-finalist Talent Award Later Miss Mississippi USA
Miss Mississippi USA
The Miss Mississippi USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Mississippi in the Miss USA pageant.Mississippi has not been very successful in Miss USA pageants, with only 10 placements as of 2010...

 2002
1998 Melinda King Waynesboro 22 Miss Hattiesburg Vocal "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
"I Got It Bad " is a pop and jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster published in 1941...

"
1997 Myra Barginear Grenada 23 Miss West Central Classical Vocal "Una Voce Poco Fa" from The Barber of Seville
The Barber of Seville
The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's comedy Le Barbier de Séville , which was originally an opéra comique, or a mixture of spoken play with music...

2nd runner-up recipient of Allman Medical Scholarship
1996 Kari Litton Pontotoc 23 Miss New South Vocal "Cry
Cry (Churchill Kohlman song)
"Cry" is the title of a 1951 popular song written by Churchill Kohlman. The song was first recorded by Ruth Casey on the Cadillac label. The biggest hit version was recorded in New York City by Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads on October 16, 1951....

"
Top 10 Semi-finalist
1995 Monica Louwerens
Monica Louwerens
Monica Louwerens is a beauty queen from Canada who has competed in the Miss America pageant and has appeared on numerous episodes of Power Rangers....

Greenville
Greenville, Mississippi
Greenville is a city in Washington County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 48,633 at the 2000 census, but according to the 2009 census bureau estimates, it has since declined to 42,764, making it the eighth-largest city in the state. It is the county seat of Washington...

21 Miss Magnolia Vocal "Vanilla Ice Cream" from She Loves Me
She Loves Me
She Loves Me is a musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock.The musical is the fifth adaptation of the play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, following the 1940 James Stewart-Margaret Sullavan film The Shop around the Corner and the...

Top 10 Semi-finalist Rembrandt Award for Mentorship
1994 Rebecca Blouin Batesville
Batesville, Mississippi
Batesville is a city in Panola County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 7,113 at the 2000 census.-History:The Land upon which present day Batesville is situated originally belonged to a Chickasaw Indian called Ish-Sho-Nu-Nah...

23 Miss Dixieland Classical Vocal "Quando me'n vo'" Top 10 Semi-finalist
1993 Lenena Holder Booneville
Booneville, Mississippi
Booneville is a city in Prentiss County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 8,625 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Prentiss County....

24 Miss Magnolia Classical Vocal "Un Bel Di" from Madama Butterfly
Madama Butterfly
Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Puccini based his opera in part on the short story "Madame Butterfly" by John Luther Long, which was dramatized by David Belasco...

Preliminary Talent Award, Non-finalist Talent Award
1992 Kandace Williams Tupelo
Tupelo, Mississippi
Tupelo is the largest city in and the county seat of Lee County, Mississippi, United States. It is the seventh largest city in the state of Mississippi, smaller than Meridian, and larger than Greenville. As of the 2000 United States Census, the city's population was 34,211...

23 Miss Tupelo Vocal "Ain't It Good" from Children of Eden
Children of Eden
Children of Eden is a two-act musical play with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John Caird. The musical is based on the Book of Genesis. Act I tells the story of Adam and Eve, Cain, and Abel, and Act II deals with Noah and the Flood...

1991 Mary Allison Hurdle Holly Springs
Holly Springs, Mississippi
Holly Springs is a city in Marshall County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 7,957 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Marshall County. A short drive from Memphis, Tennessee, Holly Springs is the site of a number of well-preserved antebellum homes and other structures and...

24 Miss DeSoto County Classical Vocal "Chi Il Bel Sogno di Doretta" from La Rondine
La rondine
La rondine is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Adami, based on a libretto by Alfred Maria Willner and Heinz Reichert...

4th runner-up
1990 Beth Howell Clinton 21 Miss Dixie Magic Act Preliminary Swimsuit Award Previously Mississippi's Junior Miss 1987
1989 Cherry Busby Tupelo 19 Miss Tupelo Vocal "My Funny Valentine
My Funny Valentine
"My Funny Valentine" is a show tune from the 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical Babes in Arms in which it was introduced by former child star Mitzi Green...

"
1988 Carla Haag Hattiesburg 23 Miss Dixie Vocal Medley "Here's to the Band
Here's to the Band
"Here's to the Band" is a 1983 popular song written by Sharman Howe, Alfred Nittoli, and Artie Schroeck. It was released as a single by Frank Sinatra....

" & "Alexander's Ragtime Band
Alexander's Ragtime Band
"Alexander's Ragtime Band" is the name of a song by Irving Berlin. It was his first major hit, in 1911. There is some evidence, although inconclusive, that Berlin borrowed the melody from a draft of "A Real Slow Drag" submitted by Scott Joplin that had been submitted to a...

"
Top 10 Semi-finalist Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1987 Toni Seawright
Toni Seawright
Toni Deniece Seawright is an international actress and singer-songwriter. Seawright made history as the first African American to become Miss Mississippi and went on to place 4th runner-up in 1987’s Miss America Pageant.-Biography:Seawright attended Mississippi University for Women in Columbus,...

Moss Point
Moss Point, Mississippi
Moss Point is a city, north of Pascagoula, in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 17,653 at the 2000 census.On August 29, 2005, Moss Point was hit by the strong east side of Hurricane Katrina, and much of Moss Point was flooded or destroyed .-Geography:Moss Point is...

23 Miss Mississippi University for Women Popular Vocal "I'm Going All the Way" 4th runner-up First African American
African American
African Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have at least partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa and are the direct descendants of enslaved Africans within the boundaries of the present United States...

 Miss Mississippi
1986 Kimberly McGuffee Mendenhall 23 Miss Lamar County Popular Vocal "Inseparable
Inseparable (song)
"Inseparable" is a song originally recorded by R&B singer Natalie Cole. Released in 1975, it was her second straight number one single on the Hot Soul Singles chart from her debut album,Inseparable, and also reached number thirty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart...

"
Top 10 Semi-finalist
1985 Nan Sumrall Hattiesburg Successor to crown. Known now as Nan Kelley
Nan Kelley
Nan Kelley is a former Miss Mississippi who later became a host and correspondent for the Great American Country cable television network.-Early life and career:...

, host on Great American Country
Great American Country
Great American Country , is a Nashville, Tennessee-based country music cable television network.-History:The station launched December 31, 1995 and Garth Brooks' video "The Thunder Rolls" was the first video to air on GAC....

 TV.
Susan Akin
Susan Akin
Susan Akin, is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Meridian, Mississippi who won Miss America 1986. Born in 1965, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women at the University of Mississippi....

Meridian
Meridian, Mississippi
Meridian is the county seat of Lauderdale County, Mississippi. It is the sixth largest city in the state and the principal city of the Meridian, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area...

21 Miss University Vocal "You're My World
You're My World
"You're My World" is a ballad originally recorded in 1963 as "Il Mio Mondo" by Umberto Bindi, who co-wrote the Italian-language version with Gino Paoli. Rendered with English lyrics by Carl Sigman as "You're My World",the song has reached No...

"
Winner - Miss America 1986
Miss America 1986
Miss America 1986, the 65th Miss America, pageant, took place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 14, 1985, and was broadcast on NBC Network.- Results :*Miss America 1986 Susan Akin...

Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1984 Kathy Manning Drew
Drew, Mississippi
Drew is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 2,434 at the 2000 census. Drew, a rural community, is in the vicinity of several plantations and the Mississippi State Penitentiary, a Mississippi Department of Corrections prison for men.-Geography:Drew is located at...

22 Miss University of Mississippi Country Vocal "Crazy
Crazy (Willie Nelson song)
"Crazy" is a ballad composed by Willie Nelson. It has been recorded by several artists, most notably by Patsy Cline, whose version was a #2 country hit in 1962....

"
2nd runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award Later Miss Mississippi USA
Miss Mississippi USA
The Miss Mississippi USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Mississippi in the Miss USA pageant.Mississippi has not been very successful in Miss USA pageants, with only 10 placements as of 2010...

 1987 (Top 10 at Miss USA)
1983 Wanda Geddie Hattiesburg 24 Miss William Carey College Vocal "More Than You Know
More Than You Know (1929 song)
"More Than You Know" is a popular song, with music written by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu. The song was published in 1929....

"
3rd runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1982 Dianne Evans Taylorsville
Taylorsville, Mississippi
Taylorsville is a town in Smith County, Mississippi, United States. It is the hometown of various professional athletes, including former Auburn Tigers and current Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell...

22 Miss William Carey College Vocal "Stormy Weather" 2nd Runner Up Preliminary Talent Award
1981 Karen Hopson Vicksburg
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Vicksburg is a city in Warren County, Mississippi, United States. It is the only city in Warren County. It is located northwest of New Orleans on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers, and due west of Jackson, the state capital. In 1900, 14,834 people lived in Vicksburg; in 1910, 20,814; in 1920,...

21 Miss Vicksburg Character Ballet en Pointe "Overture from Annie
Annie (musical)
Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years with a blonde Annie as the poster...

"
Top 10 Semi-finalist Preliminary Swimsuit Award Her mother is the vice president of the Miss Mississippi Corporation and her father is the chairman of the Miss Mississippi Board of Trustees,
1980 Donna Pope
Donna Pope
-External links:*-References:...

McNeil
Pearl River County, Mississippi
-National protected areas:*Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge *De Soto National Forest -Demographics:The census estimates of 2006 place the county population over 57,000 and place it among the 10 fastest growing counties in the U.S. As of the census of 2000, there were 48,621 people, 18,078...

24 Miss Picayune Ballet "Overture from Oklahoma!
Oklahoma!
Oklahoma! is the first musical written by composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma Territory outside the town of Claremore in 1906, it tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance...

"
2nd runner-up (tie) Preliminary Swimsuit Award Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1979 Sherye Simmons Jackson
Jackson, Mississippi
Jackson is the capital and the most populous city of the US state of Mississippi. It is one of two county seats of Hinds County ,. The population of the city declined from 184,256 at the 2000 census to 173,514 at the 2010 census...

Successor to crown
Cheryl Prewitt
Cheryl Prewitt
Cheryl Prewitt , from Ackerman, Mississippi was Miss America 1980. Cheryl Prewitt-Salem grew up in the community of Chester in Choctaw County, Mississippi. She is now married to Harry Salem, . She has two sons and a daughter who is deceased...

Ackerman
Ackerman, Mississippi
Ackerman is a town in Choctaw County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,696 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Choctaw County.It is named for an early landowner.-Geography:Ackerman is located at ....

22 Miss Starkville Vocal / Piano "Don't Cry Out Loud
Don't Cry Out Loud (song)
"Don't Cry Out Loud" is the title of a song written in 1976 by Peter Allen with lyricist Carole Bayer Sager which is best known as a hit single for Melissa Manchester in the US and for Elkie Brooks in the UK.-Early versions:...

"
Winner Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1978 Cheri Brown Meridian 21 Miss Oxford Popular Vocal "Evergreen
Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)
"Evergreen " is the theme song from the 1976 film A Star Is Born. It was composed and performed by Barbra Streisand with lyrics by Paul Williams. The song was released on the soundtrack album to A Star Is Born....

"
Preliminary Swimsuit Award (tie) Later Miss Mississippi USA
Miss Mississippi USA
The Miss Mississippi USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Mississippi in the Miss USA pageant.Mississippi has not been very successful in Miss USA pageants, with only 10 placements as of 2010...

 1980
1977 Mary Donnelly Oxford 19 Miss University Vocal "The Good Songs" wife of Miss America Chairman of the Board, Sam Haskell
1976 Bobbye Wood Hattiesburg 19 Miss William Carey College Vocal "Starting Here, Starting Now
Starting Here, Starting Now
Starting Here, Starting Now is a musical revue with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. With a cast of three and three musicians, the revue explores a variety of romantic relationships....

"
1975 Mollie Magee Mendenhall 19 Miss University of Southern Mississippi Popular Vocal "Lights on the Hill
Lights on the Hill
Lights on the Hill is an Australian country music hit song written by Joy McKean and made famous by Slim Dusty and which won the first Golden Guitar Award in 1973...

"
1974 Diane Bounds Gulfport
Gulfport, Mississippi
Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi after the state capital Jackson. It is the larger of the two principal cities of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. As of the...

21 Miss Mississippi State University Popular Vocal "When You Smile"
1973 Kathleen Coole Gulfport 19 Miss Mississippi State College for Women Vocal Medley "Everything's Alright" & "I Don't Know How to Love Him
I Don't Know How to Love Him
"I Don't Know How to Love Him" is a song from the 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice , a torch ballad sung by the character of Mary Magdalene who in Jesus Christ Superstar is presented as bearing an unrequited love for the title character...

"
1972 Glenda Meadows Richton
Richton, Mississippi
Richton is a town in Perry County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,038 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Richton is located at ....

23 Miss Richton Vocal Medley "Am I Blue?
Am I Blue?
"Am I Blue?" is a song written by Harry Akst and Grant Clarke in 1929, and was a big hit that year for Ethel Waters. It has become a standard and has been covered by numerous artists.-Other versions:...

" & "I'd Rather Be Blue"
1971 Jennifer Blair Tupelo 21 Miss Mississippi State University Popular Vocal "I Wish You Love
I Wish You Love (song)
"I Wish You Love" is a popular song. The music was written by Léo Chauliac, with French lyrics under the title "Que reste-t-il de nos amours ? " by Charles Trenet....

"
Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1970 Christine McClamroch Columbus
Columbus, Mississippi
Columbus is a city in Lowndes County, Mississippi, United States that lies above the Tombigbee River. It is approximately northeast of Jackson, north of Meridian, south of Tupelo, northwest of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and west of Birmingham, Alabama. The population was 25,944 at the 2000 census...

21 Miss Columbus Vocal Medley "Cabaret
Cabaret (musical)
Cabaret is a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned a 1972 film as well as numerous subsequent productions....

," "Try to Remember" & "You'll Never Walk Alone
You'll Never Walk Alone
You'll Never Walk Alone is a song from the musical Carousel, a pop standard and football club anthem, for example that of Liverpool F.C.You'll Never Walk Alone may also refer to:* You'll Never Walk Alone , studio album...

"
3rd runner-up
1969 Jane Foshee Hattiesburg 19 Miss Hattiesburg Vocal / Soft Shoe Dance "Makin' Whoopee" Previously Mississippi's Junior Miss 1967
1968 Mary Mills McComb
McComb, Mississippi
McComb is a city in Pike County, Mississippi, United States, about south of Jackson. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 13,644. It is the principal city of the McComb, Mississippi, Micropolitan Statistical Area...

19 Miss University of Southern Mississippi Piano Comedy Presentation "Habanera
Habanera
Habanera may refer to:*"Habanera" , an aria from Bizet's Carmen*Habanera , a 1984 Cuban film*La Habanera , a 1937 German movie...

" & "La Poupée Valsante" by Fritz Kreisler
Fritz Kreisler
Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler was an Austrian-born violinist and composer. One of the most famous violin masters of his or any other day, he was known for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing. Like many great violinists of his generation, he produced a characteristic sound which was immediately...

1967 Joan Myers Forest
Forest, Mississippi
Forest is a city in Scott County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 5,987 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Scott County.-Geography:Forest is located at ....

20 Miss Mississippi College Speech & Display of Original Art "Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago
-Original creation:*Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak, published in 1957**Yuri Andreyevich Zhivago, a fictional character and the main protagonist of the book Doctor Zhivago-Adaptations:There are several adaptations based on the Doctor Zhivago book:...

"
1st runner-up Featured performer on the 1968 Miss America Pageant telecast
1966 Robbie Robertson Hattiesburg 20 Miss University of Southern Mississippi Dramatic Reading Non-Finalist Talent Award Placed in the Top 10 at the 1966 Maid of Cotton Pageant
1965 Patricia Puckett Columbus 20 Miss Columbus Vocal "I Ain't Down Yet" from The Unsinkable Molly Brown
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (musical)
The Unsinkable Molly Brown is a musical with music and lyrics by Meredith Willson and book by Richard Morris. The plot is a fictionalized account of the life of Margaret Brown, who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and her wealthy miner-husband....

1st runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award Featured Performer on the 1966 Miss America telecast
1964 Judy Simono Vicksburg 20 Miss Vicksburg Classical Ballet
1963 Jan Nave McComb Miss Mississippi State College for Women Contemporary Dance
1962 Charlotte Ann Carroll Walthall
Walthall, Mississippi
Walthall is a village in Webster County, Mississippi, United States. . The population was 170 at the 2000 census...

19 Miss Eupora Comedy Song & Dance Routine "Olive Oyl" Top 10 Semi-finalist Preliminary Talent Award
1961 Annice Jernigan New Albany
New Albany, Mississippi
New Albany is a city in Union County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 8,526 at the 2010 census. New Albany is the county seat of Union County. New Albany was first organized in 1840 at the site of a grist mill and saw mill on the Tallahatchie River and was developed as a river port...

21 Miss University of Mississippi Piano Medley
1960 Patricia McRaney McComb 20 Miss McComb Speech & Art Presentation Non-finalist Talent Award
1959 Betty Porter Brookhaven
Brookhaven, Mississippi
Brookhaven is a small city in Lincoln County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 9,861 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Lincoln County...

Successor to crown
Lynda Lee Mead
Lynda Lee Mead
Lynda Lee Mead Shea attended the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority, and won the Miss America pageant in 1960...

Natchez
Natchez, Mississippi
Natchez is the county seat of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. With a total population of 18,464 , it is the largest community and the only incorporated municipality within Adams County...

20 Miss University Original Dramatic Act "Schizophrenia" Winner
1958 Margie Wilson Itta Bena
Itta Bena, Mississippi
Itta Bena is a city in Leflore County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 2,208 at the 2000 census. The town's name is derived from the Choctaw phrase iti bina, meaning "forest camp"...

Successor to crown
Mary Ann Mobley
Mary Ann Mobley
Mary Ann Mobley is a former Miss America, actress, and television personality.-Career:After serving her reign as Miss America 1959, Mobley embarked on a career in both film and television...

Brandon
Brandon, Mississippi
Brandon is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 16,436 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Rankin CountyBrandon is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.- History :...

19 Vocal Medley & Dance "Un Bel Di" & "There'll Be Some Changes Made
There'll Be Some Changes Made
"There'll Be Some Changes Made" is a popular song with music by Benton Overstreet and lyrics by Billy Higgins, published in 1921. The song is a jazz standard, with many recordings having been made.-References in popular culture:...

"
Winner Preliminary Talent Award Also competed in the 1958 Maid of Cotton Pageant
1957 Mary Allen Yazoo City
Yazoo City, Mississippi
Yazoo City is a city in Yazoo County, Mississippi, United States. It was named after the Yazoo River, which, in turn was named by the French explorer Robert La Salle. It is the county seat of Yazoo County and the principal city of the Yazoo City Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the...

Dance & Art Presentation
1956 Martha Tisdale Hattiesburg Drama
1955 Carolyn Cochran Lucedale
Lucedale, Mississippi
Lucedale is a city in George County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,458 at the 2000 census...

1954 Celeste Luckett Clarksdale
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 20,645 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Coahoma County....

Drama Also competed in the 1955 Maid of Cotton Pageant
1953 Suzanne Dugger Picayune
Picayune, Mississippi
Picayune is the largest city in Pearl River County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 10,878 at the 2010 census. Located approximately from New Orleans, Hattiesburg, and Gulfport/Biloxi...

Vocal Medley & Dance "Bill
Bill (Show Boat)
"Bill" is a song heard in Act II of Kern and Hammerstein's classic 1927 musical Show Boat. The song was written for Kern and P.G. Wodehouse's 1917 musical Oh, Lady! Lady!! for Vivienne Segal to perform, but withdrawn because it was considered too melancholy for that show...

" & "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
" Bill Bailey", originally titled "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?" is a popular song published in 1902. It is commonly referred to as simply "Bill Bailey"....

"
4th runner-up
1952 Dora Livingston Yazoo City
1951 Jessie Morgan Newton
Newton, Mississippi
Newton is a city in Newton County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 3,699 at the 2000 census. Country singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet was born in Newton.-Geography:Newton is located at ....

Ballet Placed among the Top 15
1950 Annie Roberts Hattiesburg
1949 Katherine Wright Pascagoula
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Pascagoula is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States. It is the principal city of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, as a part of the Gulfport–Biloxi–Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area. The population was 26,200 at the 2000 census...

Dramatic Sketch "Hagar
Hagar
-People:* Hagar , handmaid of Sarah and mother of Abraham's son Ishmael* Hagar Finer, Israeli WIBF bantamweight champion* Albert Hagar, Canadian politician* Mandy Hagar, New Zealand children's author...

"
1st runner-up
1948 Virginia Hollingsworth Kosciusko
Kosciusko, Mississippi
Kosciusko is a city in Attala County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 7,372 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Attala County....

1947 Kitty Bailey Oxford Painting
1946 Lennie Nobles Greenwood
Greenwood, Mississippi
Greenwood is a city in and the county seat of Leflore County, Mississippi, United States, located at the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta approximately 96 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, and 130 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. The population was 15,205 at the 2010 census. It is the...

Dance Non-finalist Talent Award
1945 Harriet Carr Marks
Marks, Mississippi
Marks is a city in Quitman County, Mississippi, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 1,551. It is the county seat of Quitman County...

Stand-up Comedy
1944 Sarah Topp Tupelo
1943 Arminta Scott Corinth
Corinth, Mississippi
Corinth is a city in Alcorn County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 14,054 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Alcorn County. Its ZIP codes are 38834 and 38835.- History :...

1942 Dorothy Fox Columbus Miss Congeniality
1941 Madeline Smith Winona
Winona, Mississippi
Winona is a city in Montgomery County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 5,482 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Montgomery County....

1940 Carolyn Simon Greenville
1939 Doris Coggins Baldwyn
Baldwyn, Mississippi
Baldwyn is a city in Lee and Prentiss Counties, Mississippi, United States. Baldwyn is located on Highway 370, due north of Tupelo, Mississippi. It was incorporated by Act of the Legislature in Tishomingo and Itawamba Counties on April 1, 1861...

Miss Congeniality
1938 Frances Sykes Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Mississippi
Aberdeen is a city in Monroe County in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The population was 6,415 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Monroe County....

1937 Virginia Riley West Point
West Point, Mississippi
West Point is a city in Clay County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 12,145 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Clay County and the principal city of the West Point Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Columbus-West Point Combined Statistical...

1936 Rachel Smith Booneville
1935 LeFrance Boyett Sumner
Sumner, Mississippi
Sumner is a town in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 407 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Sumner is located at ....

1934 Madolyn Hardy Belzoni
Belzoni, Mississippi
Belzoni is a city in Humphreys County, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, on the Yazoo River. The population was 2,663 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Humphreys County...

There was no Miss America Pageant in 1934
1933 Dorothy Ely 24 Semi-Finalist
1927 No Miss Mississippi Phyllis Hunt competed as Miss Biloxi in the Miss America Pageant
1926 No Miss Mississippi Mabel Riley competed as Miss Biloxi in the Miss America Pageant
1925 No Miss Mississippi Laurice McFarland competed as Miss Biloxi and placed as a Finalist in the Miss America Pageant
1924 No Miss Mississippi Vivian Ruth Shaddinger competed as Miss Biloxi and Mabel Batson competed as Miss Jackson in the Miss America Pageant

External links