A Jackson woman was crowned the new Miss Mississippi-USA in Hattiesburg last night. Jessica McRaney will represent the state at the national Miss USA Pageant.
She won the title at the Saenger Theater Saturday evening. Runner-up was Lauren Jones of Ridgeland.
Miss Mississippi-Teen USA was also chosen. Her name is Paromita Mitra of Hattiesburg.
Runner-up in that pageant was Leigh-Ann Pacific of Laurel.