The Mississippi Miss Hospitality program added a new element in 2018: Little Miss Hospitality. The Little Miss Program is designed for Miss Hospitality contestants to serve as mentors to young girls in their communities. Unless gathering restrictions are greatly loosened prior to July 2021, local Little Miss Hospitality representatives will not attend state competition in 2021, but will be recognized during the program’s livestream and in the program book.
The primary role of 2021 Little Misses will be to support and attend events in their hometown and receive mentoring by their Miss Hospitality “big sister.” Little Miss Hospitalities must be between 6 and 10 years old and preference should be given to a child within the contestant’s community. The name and contact information of Little Misses, as selected by the Local Director and contestant, must be provided to the State Office no later than March 26, 2021.
Additional information will be sent to the parents of 2021 Little Miss representatives once their information has been submitted to the State Office. The registration fee for each Little Miss Hospitality is $75 and includes a custom sash, crown, and t-shirt. If restrictions are loosened to allow Little Misses to attend State Competition, Little Miss fees will be increased to total $150. Little Miss packets and fees are due by May 21, 2020.
Participation in the Little Miss Hospitality program includes:
- Crown and sash provided by the State Program.
- Commemorative t-shirt provided by the State Program.
- Photo included in the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Official Program Book.
- Opportunity to attend local events (ribbon cuttings, grand openings, and other similar events) alongside local representatives leading up to and following the State Competition as determined by the local director.