VICKSBURG, MS (WLBT)- Almost every minute of every day is planned out for the reigning Miss Mississippi. A big part of the last six months has been choosing the competition wardrobe for Miss America.
"You're going to see lots of color, you're going to see lots of unique jewelry pieces, that are going with that, that I think are very representative of my personality," said Miss Mississippi Anna Tadlock.
Tadlock a graduate of Northwest Rankin High School and Mississippi State will leave January 21st headed to Las Vegas, Nevada for the Miss America competition. From arrival assembles, to evening gowns she has to be prepared for each event over a ten day period.
"Your time management skills really get fine tuned as Miss Mississippi. The hardest part is to make sure that you spend as much time preparing for Miss America as you do for your public appearances as Miss Mississippi because you do travel a lot. And sometimes it's hard to devote time to preparation for every element of competition," added Tadlock.
The audience gives it's opinion on their favorite wardrobe selection. Winning out for the one on one judge's interviews this white dress. Another favorite this dress for the on stage question in Las Vegas. That question could be on anything from the Tiger Woods scandal to healthcare or terrorism.
"You take every opportunity to take advantage of looking at what's happening around you and as a contestant the way that you take that and prepare that for your interview is just to come up with a thought about it, come up with an opinion about it that's your own and if you're asked about that be able to articulate it," said Tadlock.
In addition to working on winning the Miss America crown, Miss Mississippi also has another job. She will be the state spokesperson for a campaign called are you into health, promoting exercise, eating well and abstaining from substance abuse. She will speak to schools across Mississippi.