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Miss Mississippi Competition- 2011

There are 45 contestants in this year's Miss Mississippi Pageant. Several of the contestants talked with us about why they are involved with the pageant.

In addition to scholarship money to further their educations, the contestants say they gain communications skills, network with people all over the state and country and work on causes that are important to their individual communities and this state.

Judges interviews began Monday morning. Among the judges, Patrick House, the winner of NBC's, "The Biggest Loser", former Miss America, Ericka Dunlap who appeared on the "Amazing Race", and Monica Louwerens Kenyon, Miss Mississippi 1995.

The new Miss Mississippi will be crowned Saturday night at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

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