Thursday, September 29, 2022

Ole Miss Grad to Represent Oxford in Miss Hospitality Competition

Lakyn Gibson will represent Oxford in the 70th Miss Hospitality Competition at the Historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg on July 26-27 at 8 p.m.

Oxford Miss Hospitality 2019 Lakyn Gibson. Photo by Joey Brent.

Gibson, daughter of Lisa Sanders, graduated from the University of Mississippi in May with a degree in criminal justice and emphasis in law enforcement. She is currently an intern for the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. Gibson plans to attend graduate school at UM in the fall. After graduate school, she plans to work for the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.

In its 22nd year as the host city, Hattiesburg will showcase this year’s best and brightest young women as they compete for the title of Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality. More than 40 women, who represent all regions of the state, will vie for the title of Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality, with the winner serving for a full year as the state’s official ambassador for economic development and tourism.

For the second year, the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition has added a Little Miss Hospitality component. Each local representative has selected a young girl between the ages of 6 and 10 from her hometown to mentor throughout her reign. Little Misses will appear on stage during competition and be invited to official events. If crowned the next Mississippi Miss Hospitality, the contestant’s Little Miss will be able to serve alongside her as she fulfills her duties and responsibilities as Mississippi’s Goodwill Ambassador.

Amelia Roeder will serve as Oxford’s Little Miss Hospitality.

Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition annually awards more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to the top finalists.

Oxford’s Miss Hospitality is sponsored by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce. If you are interested in supporting Gibson by advertising in the Miss Hospitality program contact Local Miss Hospitality Director Pam Swain at

Courtesy of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce

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