Katie AllenMiss Magnolia
Platform: Backpack Ministry
Talent: Speed Painting
What college did you attend, or are currently attending? Northeast MS Community College
What is your major? Nursing
What is your scholastic ambition? Nurse Anesthetist
List scholastic honors: ACT Scholarship, Lauren King Ministry Scholarship, Band Scholarship, National Honors Society
Greatest non-academic accomplishment: McNairy Co. – 2017 volunteer of the year
What is your favorite style of music? Country
What is your favorite movie genre and why? I love scary movies and use to think I wanted to be a special effects make up artist.
What is your favorite gadget? My phone
What is your favorite blog? N/A
What is your favorite place to visit? Charleston, S.C.
What is your favorite food? Cookies and Cream Milk Shake
If you were on a deserted island, what book would you want with you? How to Build a Raft for Dummies!
Do you twitter? No
What is your favorite?
Sports Team: Georgia Bulldogs
Actress: Blake Lively Television Program: Survivor
Wardrobe Accessory: Fuzzy Socks
Thing to do on a weekend: In the summer I like to go to the lake and go paddle boarding.
Way to spend a day off: Watching funny videos
What is your hometown like? My hometown is small, friendly and giving. There is always someone willing to help others in need.
What were you like when you were a child? I was very shy but very creative.
Who is the most influential person in your life? Definitely my mom, she is the reason I am where I am today.
What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I am double jointed – almost everywhere. It really freaks people out!
Describe one defining moment in your own life, other than winning your local title: Seeing the impact my platform has on children’s lives.
What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss America Program? That one person can make a great impact on a community.
If you are crowned Miss Mississippi, what do you want to accomplish during your Year of Service? I want to put an end to childhood hunger in Mississippi.
What is your secret wish or dream? To be a contestant on Survivor
I’m motivated by: Knowing God created me and that the life he gave me is extraordinary!
Is there a personal connection that made you pick your personal platform? My best friend did not have food at home a lot of the time but I wasn’t aware of this for years. After I found out I’ve made it my personal mission to end child hunger.
What do you think has been the most significant event in your lifetime? The first time I was able to deliver the Backpack Ministry bags to the children. Their smiles really touched my heart.
The one thing I can’t live without: Ramen Noodles
My best friend would describe me as: Very Outgoing
Something interesting about my family: My brother and sister are 15 years older than me.
Funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me: A wave completely wiped me out at the beach. I flipped several times!
One thing I’d like to try that is out of character for me: I would like to swim with sharks
Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and tell us their names: I have a dog – Allie. We rescued her from the pound on my 8th birthday.