Miss Mississippi: Hulbert, Harper and Wesley end night with preliminary winnings
For the second night in a row there was a tie during the Miss Mississippi preliminary competition.
Miss Deep South Mary Hulbert and Miss Pearl River Michaela Harper tied for the evening wear and social impact statement phase of the competition and Miss Rhythm & Blues Dana Wesley won talent.
Wesley sang her version of “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” from the musical “Show Boat.”
During the first round of preliminary competitions, Miss Dixie Molly May and Miss Northeast Mississippi Lexie Harper tied for talent and Miss Riverbend Mary Margaret Hyer won the evening wear and social impact statement phase of the competition.
Scholarships in the amount of $500 are awarded to all talent preliminary winners and $400 scholarships are awarded to the contestants who win the evening wear and social impact statement phase of the competition.
The final round of competition, where the top ten candidates will be named and re-compete in all phases of the competition except for the judge’s interview and with one being crowned the winner will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The Miss Mississippi Competition will air live on WLBT and will also be live streamed at www.missmisslive.com.