Molly May

Miss Belle of the Bayou
Hometown: Houston, MS
Platform: Breast Cancer Awareness
Talent: Vocal
What college did you attend, or are currently attending? Itawamba Community College
What is your major?  Communication emphasizing in public relations
What is your scholastic ambition? To obtain a masters degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations
List scholastic honors: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Socity Public Relations Vice President, President’s List, Dean’s List
Greatest non-academic accomplishment: Undergoing a preventative double mastectomy. It was the hardest and most painful experience of my life, but I am incredibly proud of myself for getting through it
What is your favorite style of music? My favorite genre of music varies with each song really. Anything that makes me want to dance is my favorite
What is your favorite movie genre and why? Any film made in the 1980’s has a very special place in my heart. Horror, comedy, romance, teen, etc. does not matter. If it is from the 80’s, I will watch it
What is your favorite gadget? I am completely obsessed with my hot chocolate mug collection. I drink hot chocolate whether it is 85 of 8 degrees outside
What is your favorite blog? The Molly Effect: a blog written by a cancer survivor named Molly who tells her story and her journey through the disease
What is your favorite place to visit? Anywhere that allows me to feel small such as the mountains, the ocean, the Grand Canyon. When I stand in front of them, I feel small and God feels big
What is your favorite food? Loaded potato soup in a bread bowl from McAlisters. I eat it as often as I can
If you were on a deserted island, what book would you want with you? I would want my bible, however cliché it sounds. I think if I were stranded on a deserted island, I would need the grace of God to get off
Do you twitter? I do Twitter. Just recently, but yes
What is your favorite
Sport: Football Sports Team: Mississippi State University
Actor: Evan Peters Actress: Wynona Rider
Television Program: American Horror Story
Wardrobe Accessory: High heels
Thing to do on a weekend: During football season, I attend every home Mississippi State football game, but after football season I love to go bowling with my friends
Way to spend a day off: I love baking white chocolate chip cookies while binge watching Netflix
Please keep the answers to the following question to two sentences or less
What is your hometown like? My hometown is quite small and quaint, but it is most magical at Christmas. Around the holiday season, the town square is covered in giant glittering snowflakes with strings of lights reaching from the top of court house to the tops of the trees
What were you like when you were a child? I did not fight nap time, but I would steal the other children’s french fries when they were not looking and no problem declaring how much I refused to grow up
Who is the most influential person in your life? My mother is strongest and most brave person I know. She has taught me more about life and love and strength than I could have ever imagined to know
What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I have a very serious side and I’m quite a deep thinker
Describe one defining moment in your own life, other than winning your local title: When I was told I had a gene mutation called the BRCA1, I knew my life was going to take a drastic turn. I watched my mother fight breast cancer, and I knew when I was told of my gene, my journey was about to begin
What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss America Program? I have learned that who I am is more than enough and is worth more than any title I can win on any level
If you are crowned Miss Mississippi, what do you want to accomplish during your Year of Service? I would like to promote my platform of Breast Cancer Awareness and spread the word of early detection
What is your secret wish or dream? To portray Ariel the Little Mermaid at Disney World
I’m motivated by: My fear of failure. Not accomplishing my dreams or reaching my goals terrifies me so much it pushes me to that much further to pursue them
Is there a personal connection that made you pick your personal platform? Breast Cancer runs deeply in the roots of my family affecting most of the woman including both my mother and myself. My personal journey makes me that much more passionate of my platform
What do you think has been the most significant event in your lifetime? The terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 forever changed the United States and I although I was quite young on this terrible day, I still remember it vividly
The one thing I can’t live without: Bert’s Bees Chapstick
My best friend would describe me as: My best friend Hollie would say I am charismatic, full of love, and strong. She’s a wonderful person herself
Something interesting about my family: My great, great, grandfather was the sheriff of my hometown
Funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me: Being the completely ungraceful person I am, I fall quite frequently walking to class across my college campus. One day I took a big tumble and later that day someone asked recognized me by asking did I see you rolling around in the grass earlier today
One thing I’d like to try that is out of character for me: Playing sports is completely out of character for me, but if I were to play one, I would want to play tennis
Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and tell us their names: I have 2 chihuahua dogs named Chico and Bonita and also 1 cat named Kitty Kitty