Landry Payne

MIss Jones County

Hometown:   Philadelphia                                    

Platform:      The Healthiest You

Talent:           Acrobatic Jazz Dance

What college did you attend, or are currently attending?   EMCC

What is your major?         Nursing

What is your scholastic ambition?   To obtain a Masters of Science and work as a Family Nurse Practitioner

List scholastic honors:    EMCC Presidents list, graduated high school with honors, dual enrollment college courses

Greatest non-academic accomplishment:   2014 Cheer State Champion

What is your favorite style of music?   Pop

What is your favorite movie genre and why?    Comedy, laughter is the best medicine.

What is your favorite gadget?    Phone

What is your favorite blog?        The Labrant family Blog

What is your favorite place to visit?     My Grandparents house

What is your favorite food?   Chicken and Dumplings

If you were on a deserted island, what book would you want with you?   The Great Gatsby

Do you twitter?       Yes                                                                                        

What is your favorite?  

Sport:  Cheerleading                                 Sports Team:   MS State

Actor:   Ryan Gosling                             Actress:  Blake Lively       

Television Program:         Greys Anatomy                               

Wardrobe Accessory:    Earrings          

Thing to do on a weekend:    Going out with friends

Way to spend a day off:   Sleeping or Shopping

What is your hometown like?     It’s a small town where friends are family.

What were you like when you were a child?   I was very mischievous as a child, I love playing pranks on everyone.

Who is the most influential person in your life?     My mother, she is the most determined and kind woman. She always picks me up and pushes me to do my best.

What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize?    Often, I come off as shy, but after a while my true silly self comes out.

Describe one defining moment in your own life, other than winning your local title:  In 2017, when I competed in State Distinguished Young Woman, I was honored to win the Overall Fitness Award.

What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss America Program?    I started this journey as an outstanding young lady, and now I see myself as a determined and self-confident woman.

If you are crowned Miss Mississippi, what do you want to accomplish during your Year of Service?        I would widely promote a healthy lifestyle by educating people on the importance of eating right and the proper amount of physical activity.

What is your secret wish or dream?    I would love to have the ability to play an instrument.

I’m motivated by:   Pressure, competition, and my goals

Is there a personal connection that made you pick your personal platform?  Throughout middle school I was stressed about my body, I thought I wasn’t healthy. I want to share how to make sure your body is healthy.

What do you think has been the most significant event in your lifetime?   Transferring from a private school to a public school in the beginning of junior high.

The one thing I can’t live without:Chocolate Milk                                                                

My best friend would describe me as:    Outgoing, Adventurous,Persistent, reliable

Something interesting about my family:    My dad has been in politics since I was born.

Funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me:              Due to anesthesia when I had my wisdom teeth removed, I believed that I was Miss America and that the cops were after me.

One thing I’d like to try that is out of character for me:  I would like to go skydiving.

Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and tell us their names:    Yes, I have a miniature schnauzer, her name is Roxanne Hart, but we call her Roxie.