Miss contestants are posted here and Teen is posted here. It's nice to see contestant numbers holding up with 26 in each division - Miss is up four on last year.
All four of the Miss MS USA 2018 runners-up are returning - a first for the 2019 pageant season! They are 1st runner-up Rachel Pearl Jackson, 2nd runner-up Acacia McBride (also 2nd runner-up in 2017 & in Teen in 2015), 3rd runner-up Ivy White (a semi-finalist in 2016 & 2017) and fourth runner-up Jacqueline Shepley. Regan Ringler, 4th runner-up in 2017 and a non-finalist last year, is also competing again. Two former Teen first runners-up Hailey White (1RU 17) - sister of Ivy! - and Madeleine Overby (1RU 16, also a past Alabama Teen semi-finalist for 3 years) are competing in Miss for the first time. Three-time Arkansas runner-up Kyndal Hayes, who was also 3RU at Miss TN Teen USA 2010, has suddenly appeared on the contestant roster - I swear she wasn't there when the contestants were first posted yesterday! This will be her first time competing in Mississippi.
Other returning Miss semi-finalists are Maddi Lambert and Malory Williams (2018), Katie Nelson (2016), Kaitlyn Orth (2015 & 2016).
Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen 2012 Molly May is competing in the USA system for the first time after placing as a runner-up at Miss Mississippi (MAO) in 2016 and as a semi-finalist in 2017 & 2018. She was fourth runner-up to Rachel Wyatt at Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2013.
It's been 13 years since Mississippi crowned a newcomer - Kendra King in 2006 - so it will be interesting to see if one of the many newbies can break through this year!
In Teen, Helen McDougald (2RU) and Marlee Jones (4RU) are the only runners-up from last year who are competing again, and Annie Grace Gibson who was 4th runner-up in 2017 is also back. There are two returning semi-finalists: Kaylee Brooke McCollum (2018) and Hadley Daniels (2017).
Abby Prestage • Alcorn Co.
Allyssa Weyant • Biloxi (NF MS TUSA 17, NF 14)
Joy Addison • Brandon
Fernandria Byrd • Brookhaven
Regan Ringler • Clinton (NF 18, 4RU 17, SF MS TUSA 16, SF 15)
Anna Lauren Hale • Corinth (NF 17, NF 15, SF MS TUSA 13)
Harleigh Hudson • George Co. (SF MS TUSA 16)
Acacia McBride • Golden Triangle (2RU 18, 2RU 17, 2RU MS TUSA 15)
Kaitlyn Orth • Gulf Coast (NF 17, SF 16, SF 15)
Jacqueline Shepley • Gulfport (4RU 18)
Madeleine Overby • Hattiesburg (1RU MS TUSA 16, T15 AL TUSA 15, T10 14, T10 13)
Maddi Lambert • Hernando (SF 18)
Gloria McCaskill • Hospitality State
Bailey Anderson • Jackson Co.
Katie Nelson • Jones Co. (SF 16)
Kerrie Blakeney • Lamar Co.
Lauren Williams • Madison Co.
Alexandria Carpenter • Magnolia State
Molly May • Monroe Co. (MS OT 12)
Malory Williams • Olive Branch (SF 18)
Sadie Wilson • Oxford
Ivy White • Pearl River (3RU 18, SF 17, SF 16)
Mallory Corley • Rankin Co.
Rachel Pearl Jackson • Southaven (1RU 18)
Hailey White • Southern Magnolia (SF MS TUSA 18, 1RU 17)
Kyndal Hayes (3RU AR USA 18, SF 16, 4RU 14, 4RU 13, SF TN USA 11, 3RU TN TUSA 10, SF TN TUSA 09)
MISS MISSISSIPPI TEEN USA 2019 (26)
Jade Miller • Bay St. Louis
Wendie Bui • Biloxi
Kennedy Fewell • Capital City
Dana Kitchens • Central MS
Aliyah Watts • Foxworth
Hallie Bryant • Greenwood
Hannah Wilbourn • Grenada Co.
Hadley Daniels • Gulf Coast (NF 18, SF 17)
Alanha Dukes • Jackson Co.
Mackenzie Brownlee • Jones Co.
Autumn Burkhalter • Lamar Co.
Zoe Bigham • Louisville
Kacey Wallace • Mendenhall
Kaylee Brooke McCollum • Monroe Co. (SF 18)
Ava Palmer • North MS
Gaven Waldrop • Northwest MS
Isabella Stubblefield • Panola Co.
Lillie Callihan • Pike Co.
Madeleine Stringer • Raymond
Hallee Yount • Senatobia
Chelsey Scott • Southern Magnolia
Marlee Jones • Starkville (4RU 18)
Samantha Parrish • Tate Co.
Annie Grace Gibson • Tri-City (4RU 17)
Helen McDougald • Tupelo (2RU 18)
McKenzie Jones • Washington Co.