Photo: Hannah Grace Crain, Hernando, 2022 Mississippi Miss Hospitality (center) is joined by: Ellis Ann Jackson, Starkville, first alternate; Aubree Dillon, Madison County, second alternate; Katherine Bishop, Pike County, third alternate; and Anna Kaitlyn Ashley, Magee, fourth alternate. (Miss Mississippi Hospitality Facebook)
A big night for Hannah Grace Crain Saturday night at Miss Hernando became Miss Mississippi Hospitality in Hattiesburg.
Forty young ladies were competing for the title, the 73rd year for the competition. The group was whittled down to 10, and then five.
Ellis Ann Jackson of Starkville was named runner up.
As Miss Mississippi Hospitality, Crain will travel the state representing Mississippi’s economic development and tourism industry.
On the Miss Mississippi Hospitality Facebook page, Crain said she considered it an honor.
“How amazing it has been to spend a week with 39 new best friends, 39 of Mississippi’s best and brightest, 39 of the most hardworking, ambitious, intelligent, and gracious women I’ll ever meet,” Crain said. “You are each deserving of this title and will go on to do huge things. I love you, Mississippi, and I can’t wait to tell your story—this year and always!”
Miss Mississippi Hospitality is a Hattiesburg-based non-profit organization promoting the state’s economic development and tourism.