Gold Strike Hosts Miss Mississippi USA And Miss Mississippi Teen USA Pageants October 30 & October 31
WHAT: Gold Strike Casino Resort hosts the 2016 Miss Mississippi USA and Miss Mississippi Teen USA pageant October 30 & October 31 in the Millennium Theatre. This is the second consecutive year the pageants have been held at the Tunica resort.
Thirty-three contestants from across the state will vie for title of Miss Mississippi USA, and 29 will compete for the title of Miss Mississippi Teen USA.
Preliminaries for both pageants take place Friday, October 30. Finals are the following evening. Tickets to the preliminaries are $40. Tickets are $45 per show for the Miss Mississippi USA and Miss Mississippi Teen USA final show. Please call (931) 320-0869 for ticket information.
Current Miss Mississippi USA Courtney Byrd is from Oxford, Mississippi and current Miss Mississippi Teen USA Andrea’ Hightower is also from Oxford.

WHEN:                 October 30 & October 31, 2015
                             Friday, October 30
                             Miss Mississippi USA / Teen USA Preliminary Show - 7:00 p.m.
                             Saturday, October 31
                             Miss Mississippi USA / Teen USA Final Show - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:               Gold Strike Casino Resort
                             1010 Casino Center Drive
                             Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
                             *Pageants will be held in Gold Strike’s Millennium Theatre on the second floor.
CONTACT:           Keisha Oliver                                                                                       
                             Gold Strike Casino Resort Communications Manager
                             (662) 357-1166 office / (662) 541-1272 cell              
Miss Mississippi USA Contestants, Hometowns and Current Titles
Brittany Coleman Moss Point Jackson Co.
Emily Cook Myrtle Union County
Hannah Day Tishomingo Northeast
Madison Eschan Starkville Starkville
Meredith Etheridge Greenville Delta River
Kaley Ford Summit Summit
Logan Gray Southaven DeSoto Co.
Cali Haley Red Banks Magnolia
Olivia Haskins McComb Pike Co.
Ellen Hawk West Point Hospitality State
Rachel Henderson Hattiesburg Lamar Co.
Jayce Henry Sumrall Pine Belt
Asia Herrod Calhoun City Calhoun Co.
Juliette King Olive Branch Olive Branch
Lexy Loftin Seminary Deep South
Laine Mansour Tupelo Tupelo
Melissa Martinez Philadelphia Tribal Lands
April Mayfield Vicksburg Vicksburg
Taylor-Alice Mays Oxford Lafayette Co.
Tamecia Myers Hattiesburg Southern Magnolia
Katie Nelson Moselle Jones Co.
Kaitlyn Orth Moss Point Gulf Coast
Anna-Catherine Parker Yazoo City Yazoo Co.
De’Ja Powell Hattiesburg Hattiesburg
Madison Reap Jackson Capital City
Kelsey Redus Cedar Bluff Golden Triangle
Chandler Short Oxford Heart of Dixie
Olivia Smith Covington Oxford
Haley Sowers Collinsville Lauderdale Co.
Sarah Sutton Oxford Northern MS
Re’Chelle Turner Ridgeland Ridgeland
Ivy White Carriere Magnolia State
Alaykeeyan Wilks Bassfield Forrest Co.

Miss Mississippi USA Teen Contestants, Hometowns and Current Titles
Ashley Arnold Gulfport Harrison Co.
Macy Baker Ridgeland Southern Magnolia
Arlene Balch Gulfport Gulfport
Erin Broadus Moss Point Magnolia State
Olivia Brown Pearl Magnolia
Jenny Burkett Bogue Chitto Lincoln Co.
Alexis Carter Moselle Hattiesburg
Bre’yana Charles Pascagoula Jackson Co.
Emily Cockrell Como Panola Co.
McKaylan Gray Vicksburg Vicksburg
Hally Hudson Oxford Oxford
Harleigh Hudson Lucedale George Co.
Julia Hummel Hattiesburg Oak Grove
Tierra Ledbetter Columbus Hospitality State
Anna Manning Pascagoula Pascagoula
Layvionna Mayweather Grenada Grenada
Acacia McBride Sturgis Starkville
Emily Miller Madison Madison
Halle Morrissette Hattiesburg Bellevue
Madeleine Overby Columbus Columbus
Jade Richardson Moss Point South MS
Seana Ricks Fulton Fulton
Regan Ringler Clinton Clinton
Lauren Rymer Natchez Natchez
Zhane’ Steen Mound Bayou Bolivar Co.
Mary Kathryn Taylor Senatobia Senatobia
Kaitlyn Tullos Madison Madison Co.
Savannah Walters Ellisville Jones Co.
Allie Watson Gulfport Gulf Coast

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Gold Strike Casino Resort, MGM Resorts International's 1,200-room resort located 20 minutes south of Memphis in Tunica, Miss., recently completed the largest renovation and remodeling project in its history. The multi-million dollar transformation included all of Gold Strike's deluxe rooms and suites, hotel lobby, 30,000-square-foot conference and convention center, casino, high-limit gaming area, Chicago Steakhouse and the new Buffet Americana. The resort also features a refreshing spa and salon, the 800-seat Millennium Theatre, Atrium Café and 50,000 square feet of gaming space with 53 table games and more than 1,200 slot machines. For reservations or information, call 888-245-7529 or visit