VICKSBURG, Miss. (July 20, 2006) - Miss Mississippi pageant fans can continue casting text message votes for their favorite contestant through 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 22. The second annual Cellular South Viewer's Choice $2,500 Scholarship will be awarded that evening during the pageant's live broadcast to the contestant receiving the most text message votes.
Cellular South customers began voting July 16. Non-Cellular South customers and any wireless users who do not subscribe to text messaging can vote on site in the lobby of the Vicksburg Convention Center each evening of the pageant until voting closes at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Each contestant has been assigned a Cellular South Viewer's Choice number. To vote, text message your favorite contestant's number to "MISS" (6477). For a listing of contestants' assigned numbers, visit missmississippipageant.com, cellularsouth.com or any Cellular South retail location in Mississippi.
The Miss Mississippi text messaging contest is managed by Cellular South as a separate program that has no bearing on official judging of the Miss Mississippi pageant and no relationship to the winner or finalists in the Miss Mississippi pageant competition.
Last year, pageant fans cast 1.3 million text message votes in the contest.