Winners named in Mississippi pageants

Published 10:06 am Monday, November 7, 2016

The Miss Mississippi Pageant will be held from June 21-24 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. To compete in the state pageant a woman must first win a local title, and on Oct. 30, 14 contestants competed for seven local titles and their respective crowns.

The winners were Miss Vicksburg Anne Elizabeth Buys; Miss Pride of the South Vivian O’Neal; Miss Belle of the Bayou Arrielle Dale; Miss Delta Blues Madeline Overby; Miss Warren County Colby Brumfield; Miss Red Carpet City Kaci Bryant and Miss North Central Mississippi Emily Tingle.

Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held April 28-30 at the Vicksburg Auditorium.

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Like the Miss Mississippi contestants, a teen competitor must also win a local title before competing in the state pageant. Thirteen teens competed and seven titles and crowns were awarded.

The winners were Miss Vicksburg’s Outstanding Teen Holly Brand; Miss Pride of the South’s Outstanding Teen Julieanna Jackson; Miss Belle of the Bayou’s Outstanding Teen Grace McAllister; Miss Delta Blues’ Outstanding Teen Hannah Britt; Miss Warren County’s Outstanding Teen Abigal Vance; Miss Red Carpet City’s Outstanding Teen Lexie Bowen and Miss North Central Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Kennedy Corey.