Kaci Bryant

Miss Blues Trail

Hometown:   Taylorsville, Mississippi

Platform:  H.E.A.L (Healthy Eating for a Longer Life)

Talent:   Piano

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

What is your major?  Food and Nutrition

What is your scholastic ambition?  To receive a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition before attending law school

List scholastic honors:    Academic Scholarship to Mississippi State University; President’s List

Greatest non-academic accomplishment:  Becoming a certified pilates instructor

What is your favorite style of music?  70’s Rock or Pop

What is your favorite movie genre and why? Romantic Comedy because I am a hopeless romantic but I also like to laugh

What is your favorite gadget?  My power beats by dre

What is your favorite blog?        RACHLmansfield

What is your favorite place to visit?  Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic

What is your favorite food?          Scrambled eggs

If you were on a deserted island, what book would you want with you?  My Bible for sure

Do you twitter?  Yes. I love the twitter community.

What is your favorite?

Sport:   Football    

Sports Team:  Mississippi State University

Actor:    Matthew McConaughey     

Actress:    Julia Roberts

Television Program:  The Bachelor

Wardrobe Accessory:  Rings or Wedges

Thing to do on a weekend:  I enjoy fishing, swimming, shopping, and traveling

Way to spend a day off:  Sleep later than normal and spend the day doing activities that make me happy.

What is your hometown like?  My hometown is so small that we do not have a traffic light, and I had to drive 5 minutes into town to submit this because Internet/Wifi is not available where I live.  Sports are also huge In Taylorsville, and we are home to the fastest man in professional baseball.

What were you like when you were a child?  I was very motherly when I was a child.  I enjoyed playing “teacher” and taking care of my friends.

Who is the most influential person in your life?  My boss, Lacy, at Midtown Pilates.  She has worked hard to create her own boutique fitness studio in Starkville, MS, all while being involved in many other community groups, being a mom, and a wife.  I hope to be as successful at all that I do when I am her age as she is.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I played softball for 14 years and pitched for 10 years.  Most people who meet me tell me that they automatically assumed I was a cheerleader growing up instead of a softball player.

Describe one defining moment in your own life, other than winning your local title:

Deciding to attend Mississippi State University.  Mississippi State has brought me my best friends and greatest memories of my life over the last four years.

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss America Program?

While the ultimate goal is to win Miss America, what is important are the lessons learned along the way. Only one girl from each state will win each year, so it is vital to make friends and soak in as much as you can during the journey.

If you are crowned Miss Mississippi, what do you want to accomplish during your Year of Service?

I want to meet as many people across the state of Mississippi as I can.  We live in the best state in the country, and I would love to visit our citizens and educate people on the importance of a healthy lifestyle through my platform, HEAL.

What is your secret wish or dream?   My secret dream is to live in a hut on a beach in another country without a clock or any other technology. I think that would be an incredible way to slow down and enjoy life.

I’m motivated by:  I am motivated by my competitive nature and need to succeed.

Is there a personal connection that made you pick your personal platform?

I am a nutrition major who grew up in an area where obesity is prevalent, but children not having adequate food to eat when they go home from school is also common.  My platform, H.E.A.L, combines the education people need to make healthy decisions with fundraising efforts to assist in aiding non-profits who provide school-age children with food away from school.

What do you think has been the most significant event in your lifetime?

Choosing not to play college softball and instead choosing to pursue the title of Miss America is definitely the most significant event in my life so far.  This decision introduced me to influential people who have helped me become the woman I am today.

The one thing I can’t live without:         I could not live without my friends.  I am an only child, so being close to my friends makes me feel like I have a huge family.

My best friend would describe me as:  Hilarious and compassionate

Something interesting about my family.  I am an only child, and both of my parents graduated from the same high school that I did.

Funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me:  Rolling over first base and falling into the outfield during a softball game against my high school’s rival team would have to take the cake for the most embarrassing moment in my life.  I hope nothing ever tops it.

One thing I’d like to try that is out of character for me: I would love to hike up the side of a volcano.  This is out of character for me because hiking is not one of my favorite things to do.

Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and tell us their names:  I have a rat terrier dog named Skeeter and a retired racehorse named Hank.