Miss Mississippi to compete in Miss America finals

The second prelim for the 2023 Miss America Competition concluded last night and current Miss Mississippi Emmie Perkins’ next stop is the finals.

The final event will be held on Thursday, December 15th in Connecticut where Miss Perkins and her 50 fellow competitors compete for the crown and the title of Miss America.

Miss Perkins is from Hattiesburg and attended Mississippi State University with a major in public relations.

She says being at the competition is an incredible moment and that she believes she’s the right choice for the crown. “I think that I can make a huge impact on the world because I am a Mississippian and I understand what the world needs, and I am ready to be the Miss America that’s transparent, authentic, makes everybody feel like a somebody but also does the things that others are afraid to do.”

To help cheer on Miss Perkins from home visit the live stream at pageantslive.com and the Pageants Live app on Roku, Samsung TVs, and Apple TV.