By the end of this week, someone new will hold the title of Miss Mississippi, and there’s a 25 percent chance it will be an Ole Miss student.
The 2016 Miss Mississippi pageant begins Wednesday (June 22) with preliminary rounds, and the excitement culminates at 8 p.m. Saturday as the top 10 compete for the crown in Vicksburg.
Carol Coker, the reigning Miss University, will represent the University of Mississippi among the 44 contestants.
Ten other Ole Miss students will vie for the crown, including Miss Pride of the South, Abigail Wilbanks; Miss Rolling Hills, Anna Katherine Hoops; Miss Turtle Creek, Anne Elizabeth Buys; Miss Heritage, Charley Ann Nix; Miss Northland, Dana Wesley; Miss Leaf River Valley, Ivey Swan; Miss Alcorn County, Kasey Pearson; Miss Meridian, Leah Gibson; Miss MidSouth, Macken’z Smith; and Miss Southern Heritage, Mary Katherine McCaa.
The final round will air live on WLBT in Jackson, WTVA in Tupelo, WABG in Greenville, WGBC in Meridian, WLOX in Biloxi and WMC-TV in Memphis.
Be sure to tune in to cheer on all our Ole Miss contestants!