Miss Mississippi 2012, Marie Wicks

Marie Wicks, Miss Dixie 2012, was crowned Miss Mississippi 2012 on June 30, 2012. The beauty from Ocean Springs is 23 years old. She will represent Mississippi in the Miss America 2013 Pageant to be held in Las Vegas in January 2013.

Miss Mississippi 2012, Marie Wicks

Miss Mississippi 2012, Marie Wicks

Wicks is a 2007 graduate of Ocean Springs High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in international studies. With the tittle, Wicks won a $10,000 scholarship.

Miss Mississippi 2012, Marie Wicks

Miss Mississippi 2012, Marie Wicks


Wicks’ pageant platform is “Eye S.T.A.R.,” which stands for “eyesight to all regions,” Wicks said. This has remained her platform throughout her pageant experiences. For her talent, Wicks played the piano — Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

Wicks has participated in the competition four times previously, finishing third runner-up last year.

“I love coming back because it helps me grow as a person, to gain confidence and believe in myself. It has been extremely beneficial,” she said.

Photo: Rogelio V. Solis/AP

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