Charley Ann Nix

Miss Heritage

Hometown: Batesville, MS

Platform: Capes and Crowns:  A Bullying Prevention Program

Talent: Piano

What college did you attend, or are currently attending?  University of Mississippi

What is your major? Biochemistry/Pre Pharmacy

What is your scholastic ambition? To become a Pediatric Oncology Pharmacist

List scholastic honors: Luckyday Scholar, Provost Scholar

Greatest non-academic accomplishment: Being selected to be a student leader as a   Community Assistant for Student Housing Department at Ole Miss.

What is your favorite style of music? Country and Pop

What is your favorite movie genre and why? Romantic Dramas are my favorite.  I love seeing ups and downs of a story that concludes with a happy ending.

What is your favorite gadget? My iPhone

What is your favorite blog? I am a firm believer in the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  Therefore, my favorite blog would have to be Instagram!

What is your favorite place to visit? Paris, France

What is your favorite food? Spinach Dip with Hawaiian Bread

If you were on a deserted island, what book would you want with you? SAS Survival Handbook:  How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea

Do you twitter?  Yes

 What is your favorite?

Sport:            Football                                            Sports Team:Ole Miss Rebels

Actor: Leonardo Dicaprio                                       Actress: Reese Witherspoon

Television Program: Grey’s Anatomy

Wardrobe Accessory: Shoes, high heels in particular.  I have over 25 pair of high heels!

Thing to do on a weekend:  Watch the Ole Miss Rebels play football or baseball

Way to spend a day off: Take a relaxing bubble bath

What is your hometown like? My hometown is a small Friday night football, fried chicken after church on Sunday kind of town.  It’s filled with the most hospitable, supportive, and kind citizens.  I could not have asked for a better place to grow up!

What were you like when you were a child? Imaginative.  I thought I was a runaway model, Miss America, and that I also could save the world!

Who is the most influential person in your life? My Mamaw Pat:  She has always been a wonderful, supportive Christian woman.  She truly is the tie that holds my family together.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? Although I absolutely cannot sing, I love to attempt to sing opera in my house.  Most of the time it ends with someone begging me to stop.

Describe one defining moment in your own life, other than winning your local title: A defining moment in my life would definitely be being accepted to the University of Mississippi, and studying Biochemistry there for the past three semesters.

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss America Program? One thing that this organization has taught me is to always be myself and get out of my comfort zone.  I became involved when I was just 15 years old as an Outstanding Teen, and by pushing myself to get out of my comfort zone and being my true self I made tons of friends that I still stay in contact with today.

If you are crowned Miss Mississippi, what do you want to accomplish during your Year of Service? During my year of service, I would like to expand my Capes and Crowns Program and train ambassadors to help me further it.  Bullying Prevention is something that should be spoken about in every school across America.  I feel that the more children that my program can reach, the greater the chance that those children won’t have to experience bullying.

What is your secret wish or dream? My secret wish is to be able to sing like Whitney Houston.

I’m motivated by: being overly involved.  I feel that I work best under pressure with knowing that I have no time to be lazy.

Is there a personal connection that made you pick your personal platform?   As a child and pre-teen, I was bullied.  It was about my clothes and being “weird” when I was young, but as I got older, it escalated and became about the way I looked and my personality.  Because of these experiences, my self-esteem was knocked down.  If I could reach out to just one child and teach them how to handle bullies, I would feel that my program and I had succeeded.

What do you think has been the most significant event in your lifetime? The evolution of the internet.  Throughout my lifetime, the internet has become an everyday, all day tool.  It can be accessed most everywhere and on most devices.  It’s even in our watches now!

The one thing I can’t live without: My hot rollers!       

My best friend would describe me as: Opinionated and busy!

Something interesting about my family:  I was named after my father and grandfather.   If I would have been a boy, I would have been Charles Ray Nix lll.  But, I came out to be a girl instead and they did some tweaking to get Charley from Charles!

Funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me:  I was running through the Grove mid-afternoon to turn in a paper before a deadline, and I tripped and fell in front of everyone.  I did not have much time to care who saw, so I shook off the dirt and kept going!  I did make my deadline though!

One thing I’d like to try that is out of character for me: Walking on a tight rope because I am terrified of heights.

Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and tell us their names:  Yes, I have a tiny teddy Pomeranian named Darcie.  She thinks she is human, and we are just alike except for the fact that she hates the bath and I love it!