Friday night saw many talents on the stage, each vying for the crown of Miss Mississippi. Two stood out among all the others, Miss Jones County Caidyn Crowder and Miss Pine Belt Macy Mitchell. Crowder took the win after showcasing her singing talent and now stands as a double preliminary winner while Mitchell wowed the audience and secured the Red Carpet win.
Crowder is a first-time contestant for the Miss Mississippi Crown, following her mother’s footsteps who also served as Miss Jones County in 1991.
“My mother competed, she was miss Jones county, competed in 1991, and she tried to compete in several other preliminaries after that but she was diagnosed with cancer,” Crowder said. “To be able to stand up here as Miss Jones County and represent my hometown, but honestly give this back to her and allow her to have an opportunity through me as well.”
The Jones County representative was able to represent her mother well, taking a win in the talent contest.
“Singing has always been a huge part of my life and to be able to express that not only with my friends and family but the state of Mississippi was truly one of my favorite parts of the week but to be recognized for my talent and ability is truly an honor and a blessing.”
If crowned Miss Mississippi Crowder stated what platform she would like to implement and what it means to her, “I would really want to implement my platform ‘Aid 4 First Aid’ I would really want to work in, not only appreciation for first responders, but appreciation for everyone and all their hard work and efforts. That’s my legacy that I would like to leave behind. Every Miss Mississippi leaves behind her legacy and we get to carry that once we are crowned crowned, but that’s my implement and my legacy that I’d like to leave – is that everyone wants to be appreciated.”
Unfortunately, we did not get the opportunity to interview Miss Pine Belt Macy Mitchell. However, in an earlier interview with WLBT, Mitchell expressed her desires to become an attorney and how much the scholarships mean to her. She told WLBT, “I mean because of the Miss America Organization, I’ve obtained over $30,000 in scholarship money throughout the years and will be able to have a very successful law career because of it.”
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