Mia ParkerMiss Red Carpet City
Hometown: Grenada, MS
Scholastic Ambition: Obtain degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Therapy.
Scholastic Honors: Honor student, Highest English Average, college credit class as a junior in high school.
Talent: Singing “Vanilla Ice Cream”
Platform: Love Your Lungs
What makes you special and unique? I sing Opera, and it’s one of my favorite things to do! Music is my life, I admire every genre. I also have a pet snake!
What is the one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? I am extremely passionate about the things I do and the things I love.
Best advice you have ever received? “Stay true to yourself and stay true to God.” In today’s society, it’s hard to thrive in originality, but these words help me to overcome the pressure.
What can’t you live without? Music, music, music!
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Oreos, ice cream, and Mexican food!
What is your favorite movie genre and why? Musicals, of course! Although, I love a good rom-com or scary movie every once in a while!
Where do you see yourself in ten years? On a stage doing what I love, preforming, while maintaining a career in Musical Therapy!
Most valuable lesson learned? “Be yourself and never change to please anyone.”
Most valued role model (other than your mother) and why? Dolly Parton and Julie Andrews. Not only do they have beautiful voices, but they have beautiful souls as well! They are my idols!
What motivates you? My family, music, and the Lord and His Word!
Greatest non-academic accomplishment other than winning your local title? Being accepted into Opera Memphis Conservatory Camp on full scholarship! What a dream come true!
Best compliment you have ever received? ” You are stunning on the inside and out!” I know it’s typical, but it means more than anything to me to be complimented on my heart and brain!
Secret wish or dream? To perform on stage with Michael Jackson or David Bowie, although, under unfortunate circumstances, that is impossible!
What is the funniest or most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? I was onstage, in an evening gown, without shoes, emceeing, and then I was asked to go on stage to ask the contestants questions, so there I went… on my tippy-toes.
What is one thing you’d like to try that is out of character for you? Definitely sky-diving or water-skiing! If you know me, you know I am quite a cautious person, these tasks would take a LOT out of me.
What is your super power? Making people smile on their worst days!
What is one important thing you have learned from being in the Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Program? Individuality is beautiful! Every individual characteristic of a girl is stunning and important.
Describe yourself in one word. Unique
A Fun Family Fact? When my mom and I are on a road trip, we play “The Phantom of The Opera” soundtrack, and I sing Christine’s parts and she sings the Phantoms.
I am Mia Parker and you will never meet another person like me! I am goofy, but also extremely caring. Some of my favorite things to do are to make people laugh, take care of others, and love on animals.
Typically, you can find me either watching musicals and other movie genres, listening to music, playing my guitar, singing and spending times with my family and friends. I am most definitely what people would call an entertainer. I love to make people smile and I love to make them smile using my talent which is singing!
But overall, I wish to make a positive impact on all who I come in contact with. I am very passionate about the people and things that I love. I am one of those people who want to and will dedicate my life to others.
My platform is “Love Your Lungs“. Our lungs are crucial organs that can make a difference between a full life or a limited one. It is really important even as a young person to watch what goes into your lungs. I want to bring awareness to the importance of caring for ourselves by caring for our lungs.
Every day, more than 3,200 students under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette or try vaping. It has been proven that both have a detrimental effect on the lungs. Also, other fumes, allergens, and toxins can do the same.
My grandfather was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis due to breathing in sawdust at his workplace. Both my brother and I were diagnosed with asthma made worse by exposure to allergens and my mom was recently diagnosed with adult onset asthma. I want to educate others how to avoid this by taking steps to protect their lungs.