Miss Gulf Coast Katelyn Perry heads off to Miss Mississippi

Miss Gulf Coast, Katelyn Perry of Gulfport, is heading to Vicksburg to compete in the Miss Mississippi competition.

The competition is scheduled for 8 p.m. June 25 at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

Perry and 30 other women will be taking part in a week’s worth of events leading up to the crowning of a new Miss Mississippi.

Some of those events include the Miss Mississippi parade and autograph parties as well as preliminary events, which run Wednesday through Friday until just 10 contestants remain in the running for the crown.

Then, next Saturday, those final 10 will compete for the title Miss Mississippi.

This is Perry’s fourth year in the competition and she’s hoping this is going to be the year she takes the title.

“Well, it’s a little bit of pressure, but I’m very excited,” Perry said. “I am so thankful and humbled to get to represent my hometown, the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

“I really grow as an individual so much every time I’m preparing to compete, so it’s been four years, I’ve learned a lot in the process and I feel good going in this year. I’m excited to see how it all plays out.”

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