Miss West Central and Miss Mississippi State win preliminaries - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Miss West Central and Miss Mississippi State win preliminaries

Posted: Updated:

The theme of the 55th Miss Mississippi Pageant is once upon a dream. 42 contestants are hoping their dream of becoming the next Miss Mississippi will come true.

Each year contestants are divided into three groups. They compete in evening wear, talent and swimwear. Wednesday night when the judges tallied their scores. The winners were announced on stage.

In swimwear, Miss West Central Mississippi Breanne Ponder who was Miss Mississippi USA in 2010. This is her first year to compete at Miss Mississippi.

"The key is if you eat more, work out more, that's my motto" said Ponder. "Because I'm not going to deprive myself of something I want. If I want a piece of cake, I'll just run an extra mile."

In talent, a repeat win for Miss Mississippi State Stephanie Stanford.

Singing "Don't Rain on My Parade," she won a $300 scholarship. She was fourth runner up to Miss Mississippi last year.

"One word, "Exhilarating!" Just life" said Stanford. "I felt so much energy and it just makes me want to bounce right off the stage."

Preliminary competition continues Thursday night. The contestants say preliminary wins give you bragging rights but no guarantee of making the cut of the Top 10 Saturday night when the new Miss Mississippi will be chosen.

Copyright 2012 WLBT. All rights reserved.

Related Material

Updated:

SLIDESHOW: Miss Mississippi Contestants Here are the 42 Contestants who will vie for the Miss Mississippi title. Click on the images to read more about the contestants

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Hebert Family speaks out about deadly explosion at Omega Protein

    Hebert Family speaks out about deadly explosion at Omega Protein

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:55:14 GMT
    Christopher Hebert was killed in an accident at Omega Protein's Moss Point plant in 2012. Hebert's loved ones said they are heartbroken to hear of another life lost.More >>
    In 2012, Christopher Hebert was killed when he was caught in a rotating screw conveyor at Omega Protein's Moss Point plant. Hebert's loved ones said they are heartbroken to hear another family is having to deal with losing a loved one because of something that happened at the plant.
    More >>
  • Woman, 2 children killed in Leake County ATV accident

    Toddler involved in fatal Leake County ATV accident expected to recover

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:08:07 GMT
    Two-year-old Alicia Hernandez is currently at Blair E. Batson hospital in Jackson recovering from an ATV accident that killed her mother, brother and a cousin. "My Aunt Lucy Hernandez, her second oldestMore >>
    Sarah Eichelberger, of Baton Rouge, was driving her 2009 Acura car when she collided with Lucy Hernandez's Honda ATV.
    More >>
  • Suspect's death takes a toll on authorities

    Suspect's death takes a toll on authorities

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:53:12 GMT
    The D'Iberville man who was pulled from the Tchoutacabouffa River this weekend drowned, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. Monday, an autopsy was completed on James King. Authorities sayMore >>
    The D'Iberville man who was pulled from the Tchoutacabouffa River this weekend drowned, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. Monday, an autopsy was completed on James King. Authorities say the 21-year-old jumped into the river Saturday while running away from police. It's the kind of tragedy first responders admit always takes a toll on them.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.