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Miss Hospitality 2013 crowned in Hattiesburg

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Hailey Thomas of Meridian receives applause after winning the title of Mississippi's Miss Hospitality 2013 Saturday night. Hailey Thomas of Meridian receives applause after winning the title of Mississippi's Miss Hospitality 2013 Saturday night.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A 20-year-old pre-med major at Ole Miss is the new Mississippi Miss Hospitality.  Hailey Thomas of Meridian won the title at an annual pageant at the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg Saturday night. 

Danielle Ashley of Laurel was chosen first runner-up. 

39 contestants from across the state competed in the two-night pageant. 

Thomas will now spend the next year representing Mississippi at various tourism and economic development events inside and outside of the state. 

The pageant dates back to 1949 and has been hosted in Hattiesburg for the last 16 years. 

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