Marie Wicks, Miss Dixie, was crowned tonight, Miss Mississippi 2012, at the Vicksburg Convention Center. She will go on to compete in the Miss American Pageant at the Theatre of Performing Arts, Paradise, Nevada, in January 2013 . This is her fifth time to complete in the Miss Mississippi Pageant here in Vicksburg. She is quoted as saying in an interview that she would like to be a Doctor one day. Congrats to our new Miss Mississippi!
Hometown: Ocean Springs
Platform: eyeS.T.A.R. - Eyesight To All Regions
Biography: Wicks is majoring in French and international studies with a minor in chemistry at the University of Mississippi. She was inducted into the 2012 Ole Miss Hall of Fame, was the winner of the young Writer's Competition for the London-based literary journal "Slightly Foxed Quarterly" and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. She is a Newman Scholar, Craft Scholar and is in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.