By The Associated Press
Miss North Central Mississippi Mary Margaret Roark of Cleveland has been crowned Miss Mississippi.
WLBT-TV in Jackson reported that she beat out 44 other contestants Saturday night in Vicksburg to take the crown.
She will get to represent Mississippi in the Miss America contest in Las Vegas in January at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
The first runner-up was Miss Central Mississippi Shelby Danielle Corn; second, Miss Heartland Fenly Akers of Vicksburg; third, Miss Pine Belt/Gulf Coast Marie Wicks; and fourth, Miss Delta Blues Stephanie Stanford.