HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Three dozen young women from across Mississippi took the stage in Hattiesburg Friday night for the preliminary competiton of the 63rd annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant. 35 contestants are competing for the title of Miss Hospitality 2012.
The theme for this year's pageant is, Hospitality Around the World.
Each year, Miss Hospitality travels the state and beyond promoting tourism and economic development in Mississippi.
The new Miss Hospitality will be crowned Saturday night at the Saenger Theater. The finals begin at 8 p.m.