Katelyn Brown

Miss Pontotoc Ridge 

Hometown:   Richton,MS

Platform:       Anxiety Awareness for Children and Teens

Talent:           Tap Dance- “Workin’ Day and Night” by Michael Jackson

What college did you attend, or are currently attending?  Pearl River Community College

What is your major?  Pre-Medicine

What is your scholastic ambition?  My scholastic ambition is to graduate with my PhD from University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

List scholastic honors: Recipient of Mu Alpha Theta membership, Recipient of Girls State Nominee; Dean’s List at Pearl River Community College

Greatest non-academic accomplishment:  It would have to be becoming a contestant in the Miss Mississippi pageant.

What is your favorite style of music?  I would have to say country.

What is your favorite movie genre and why?  It would be action because there are so many plot twists and different conflicts that happen and can happen.

What is your favorite gadget?    My favorite gadget is my phone for sure. It is a mini version of my life.

What is your favorite blog? My favorite blog is WordPress. Some of my friends have created blogs on this website and so have I.

What is your favorite place to visit?  My favorite place to visit by far is New Orleans, Louisiana. From jazz music to delicious beignets, this is a place where fun and adventure is the words to describe it.

What is your favorite food? My favorite food is pasta.

If you were on a deserted island, what book would you want with you?  I would bring the book “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers.

Do you twitter?  Yes, I do.

What is your favorite?

Sport:            Basketball                 Sports Team: Golden State Warriors

Actor: Mark Wahlberg         Actress:   Gabrielle Union

Television Program: ESPN

Wardrobe Accessory: Bracelet                                                                                                   

Thing to do on a weekend: Shopping

Way to spend a day off:    Relaxing and reading a book

What is your hometown like? My hometown is the definition of unity. From only having two stoplights to being the site of the Mississippi Pecan Festival, Richton is a town where anyone and everyone knows you and treats you like family.

What were you like when you were a child? I was very shy and soft-spoken. I never was the child who wanted the spotlight.

Who is the most influential person in your life?  The most influential person in my life would be my brother. Being fourteen years older than me and enlisting in the Army at the age of 17 taught me how determined and brave he was to make a huge commitment at a young age.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? The one thing would have to be the scar above my top lip that I got due to a childhood incident. If you ask me, I would definitely share the story with you.

Describe one defining moment in your own life, other than winning your local title: One defining moment would be the point in my life where I realize who I wanted to be. I knew from then on, I wanted to make the world a better place one step at a time.

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss America Program? I have learned that change is sometimes a great thing. The Miss America Program has created some amazing well-rounded young ladies that I strive to be and make me achieve goals that I once thought I could never reach.

If you are crowned Miss Mississippi, what do you want to accomplish during your Year of Service? I would not only want to expand my platform’s horizons statewide more but also give service to any Mississippian in need. Whether it is at Batson’s Children’s Hospital or in the streets of downtown Hattiesburg helping with tornado recovery, I think that Miss Mississippi’s first job is giving back to her state how every way possible.

What is your secret wish or dream? My secret wish is to meet Tony Bowls. Letting him design my wedding dress would be a dream come true.

I’m motivated by: God and family. Without those two things, I do not think I would be the Katelyn Elizabeth Brown I am today.

Is there a personal connection that made you pick your personal platform? Yes, my anxiety occurred when I was ten years old after the death of my grandfather. I knew I wanted to raise awareness because even though you cannot see it, there are other people who experience it and feel alone.

What do you think has been the most significant event in your lifetime? The most significant event in my lifetime would be my first high school pageant. If it was not for that or my pageant coach, I would have never had an amazing opportunity like this one.

The one thing I can’t live without: It would have to be God. He is the one who helps me get through my tough times and who brings me inner joy.

My best friend would describe me as: bubbly, energetic, friendly, and compassionate. She has taught me many things about myself and I am grateful for that.

Something interesting about my family: My grandfather taught himself how to ride a horse bareback. Also, my dad came from a family consisted of eight brothers and three sisters.

Funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me: I was at a dance competition and my overalls fell almost completely to the floor. I am so thankful for my dance teacher making us wear tshirts and black jazz shorts under the overalls.

One thing I’d like to try that is out of character for me: I would have to say being quiet. Looking back on my life, I can be thankful for being quiet sometimes.

Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and tell us their names: No, I do not. My next pet I want is a chocolate lab or French bulldog.