by Cherie Ward, Our Mississippi Home
Miss Mississippi 2022 Emmie Perkins will travel to the East Coast this week to take the stage at the Miss America competition.
“Our country will soon have a new Miss America,” Perkins said. “I can’t wait to live out a dream I never knew would be part of my life plan. What’s meant for you won’t pass you by.”
The Hattiesburg native leaves on Wednesday, Dec. 7 for the East Coast for a few press responsibilities in New York City, and then it’s off to the Mohegan Sun resort in Uncasville, Conn., site of the Miss America pageant.
“I pray I share my heart and represent my state with strength and authenticity,” she said.
Since winning the state title in June, Perkins has traveled more than 25,000 miles around the Magnolia State and the nation, and even as she’s preparing…
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