Miss Vicksburg Anne Elizabeth Buys has won the crown for Miss Mississippi 2017. This was the 85th year of the competition, and the 60th year of the pageant being hosted in Vicksburg.
Buys received a $10,000 scholarship and will represent Mississippi in the Miss America Pageant.
Last year’s first runner up, Anne Elizabeth Buys is a Communications-Public Relations and Broadcasting major at Mississippi State University.
Buys’ platform is Water for Life and says that her personal connection to her platform began long before she ever thought of becoming a pageant contestant.
“My family and I sponsored a clean water well in a remote village in India when I was thirteen years old,” said Buys. “I was impacted greatly after I saw pictures of the people who were overwhelmed to see clean water for the first time and knew that I wanted to continue my involvement.”
The runners-up were:
4th –Asya Branch, Miss All American City
3rd– Brooke Bullock, Miss Jones County
2nd– Tanner Fant, Miss Meridian
1st– Holly Harrington, Miss Dixie
The following placed in the Top 10 in the 2017 Miss Mississippi pageant:
Miss Desoto County, Charley Anne Nix
Miss Meridian, Tanner Fant
Miss All American City, Asya Branch
Miss Dixie, Holly Harrington
Miss Vicksburg, Anne Elizabeth Buys
Miss Hattiesburg, Mia Hall
Miss Neshoba County Fair, Miriam Grace Seal
Miss Jones County, Brooke Bullock
Miss Mississippi State University, Molly May
Miss New South, Callie Brown