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Miss Mississippi 2007

Kimberly Morgan is Miss Mississippi 2007

History was made at the Miss Mississippi Pageant Saturday night. Miss heritage, Kimberly Morgan has become only the second African American woman to win the coveted title.

A week of competition all came down to this. Two contestants waiting to hear who would be the 1st runner up and who will wear the crown of Miss Mississippi 2007.

Kimberly Morgan, an Alcorn State University graduate, becomes the second African American woman to win the miss mississippi crown. Toni seawright was the first in 1987.

Morgan won the talent preliminary Thursday night. She is a music teacher with the Quitman County School District and has performed at the Natchez Opera Festival.

She says becoming Miss Mississippi is an answered prayer.

This is the second year Morgan has competed at Miss Mississippi. She says it is a special honor to share the title with two former Miss Americas, Lynda Lee Mead and Mary Ann Mobley, who were in Vicksburg to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

Miss Mississippi 2007 will now begin preparations to represent this state at the Miss America Pageant.

Fourth runner up was Miss Mississippi State Danielle Smith, 3rd runner up, Anna Tadlock, Miss New South, 2nd, Natalie Goldman, Miss Leaf River Valley, and the first runner up was Amanda Harmon, Miss University.

The new Miss Mississippi is 24 years old and she's from Oxford, Mississippi. She graduated from Alcorn State in 2006.

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