NEW YORK, N.Y.–Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray didn’t win the crown Sunday, but she won respect and admiration from thousands who saw her perform. Now, she says, she has a mission to mentor young girls and to come to your hometown as an ambassador for the state.
Murray told the JT Show Wednesday that she thinks Miss New York will be great at her Miss America job.
“I felt wonderful about everything that I did. I gave it my all and gave it my best,” she said, “and I know that God purposed all of us to be there for a reason and he has a plan for all of our lives.”
She said that plan now includes her fulfilling her ambassadorial duties for the rest of her time as Miss Mississippi. That includes speaking at schools, churches and community events.
Murray’s platform is “13 Going on 30”.
“Thirteen Going on 30 teaches young girls to embrace their age and not to grow up too fast,” said Murray.
She said she has helped get about 50 ambassadors started across the country educating young girls on issues like self esteem and good role models.
“I really want these young girls to understand how important their youth is, and you really never get it back, and not to make those adult decisions before you have to.”