Thursday, December 8, 2022

Two Ole Miss Students Among Top Five in 67th Annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality

(left to right) Libby Li, Lydia Myers, Mary Elizabeth Stringer, Emily Cockrell and Mary Margaret Hyer.
(left to right) Libby Li, Lydia Myers, Mary Elizabeth Stringer, Emily Cockrell and Mary Margaret Hyer.

The 67th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality pageant concluded on July 23 with the crowning of Mary Elizabeth Stringer of Starkville.

The pageant took place at Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg on July 22 and 23. The 27 contestants were narrowed down to 10 and then finally five of which two were University of Mississippi students.

Libby Li of Neshoba County and Mary Margaret Hyer of Hattiesburg were among the top five contestants. A Delta Gamma lady, Libby Li was the fourth alternate while Mary Margaret Hyer, a Phi Mu lady, was the third alternate. Panola County’s Miss Hospitality Emily Cockrell was the second alternate and Laurel’s Miss Hospitality Lydia Myers was the first alternate.

Out of 27 competitors, seven were the University of Mississippi students: Kailey Ready, Libby Li, Mary Margaret Hyer, Claire McGraw, Taylor Tucker, Cayla Scott and Isabella Moak, who is Oxford and Lafayette County’s Miss Hospitality.

Presented by VISITHATTIESBURG™, the Mississippi Development Authority, in conjunction with Forrest General Hospital, the City of Hattiesburg and the University of Southern Mississippi, the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant offers over $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to its contestants.

To learn more, visit www.misshospitality.com.


Callie Daniels Bryant is the senior managing editor at HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at callie.daniels@hottytoddy.com.

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