Wicks crowned Miss Mississippi

Marie Wicks of Ocean Springs was crowned 2012 Miss Mississippi Saturday. She is also Miss Dixie 2012

Wicks, 22, was second runner-up last year. The Ole Miss graduate was making her fifth appearance at the pageant.

The 55th Miss Mississippi Pageant was held at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

The first runner-up was Miss Spirit of the South Jasmine Murray, a former American Idol finalist.

Miss Historic South Jessica Terrill was second runner up, and third runner-up was Miss Madison County Chassidy Sumler. And fourth runner-up was Miss Natchez Trace Chelsea Rick.