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Miss Mississippi Parade

By Maggie Wade - bio| email

VICKSBURG, MS - (WLBT) - It did not rain on the annual Miss Mississippi parade. Family, friends and supporters lined the parade route in Downtown Vicksburg to see their favorite contestant, and the reigning Miss Mississippi.

It is a fan favorite and also a favorite event for the contestants. The last two days have been filled with rehearsals for production numbers and time to perfect talent for the 52nd annual Miss Mississippi pageant.

This parade of contestants is a time to wear gowns and crowns, smile and take in all the excitement of pageant week. Contestants are chosen in local pageants that began in October of last year.

Contestants are already divided into groups. Tuesday, judges interviews begin. The first night of preliminary competition is set for Wednesday when 16 contestants will compete in the talent preliminary.

The second group of 15 contestants will compete in swimwear, the final 16 in evening wear. Winners will be announced in talent and swimwear. Until then contestants will sign autographs, continue rehearsals and Saturday night we'll all find out which of these contestants will win the Miss Mississippi crown.

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