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Emmie Perkins represents state with grace, wins social impact award scholarship



2022 Miss Mississippi Emmie Perkins
2022 Miss Mississippi Emmie Perkins

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Miss Mississippi, Emmie Perkins took the stage Thursday night in the final round of the Miss America 2023 pageant and won a social impact award with a $10k scholarship.

After winning a preliminary win in the Red Carpet phase, she spoke with VDN about the experience.

After several rounds of preliminary competitions, Perkins was crowned as Miss Mississippi at the Vicksburg Convention Center on June 25.


A student at MSU, Perkins aspires to be an entertainer and music producer. The talented singer uses her love of music to make a positive impact on the community with her social impact initiative ‘Music is Medicine’.

Miss Mississippi 2022

Miss Mississippi State University Emmie Perkins

Earlier this month, Perkins set out to Mohegan Sun, in Uncasville, Connecticut to compete for the Miss America crown.

Though Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke was crowned Miss America 2023, Perkins represented Mississippi with confidence and poise. Qualities of a true queen.

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