My name is Emmie Perkins. I was born in Hattiesburg, MS. I am 21 years old majoring in public relations with a minor in music. I aspire to create my own franchise owned and operated for Music Is Medicine! This website is a place to learn more about me and access the joy of the arts and music. Read more below for an availble biography of my life!
Below you can access my Miss Mississippi Instagram and Facebook page as well!
Emmie Perkins was born and raised in Hattiesburg, MS. Emmie is the daughter of David and Lori Perkins. She has one younger sister, Sadie. She is an alumnus of Oak Grove High School and a student at Mississippi State University where she studies Public Relations with a minor in Music.
Emmie is actively involved at Mississippi State. In her free time, she volunteers with the ACCESS special needs program as a mentor. She is a member of Kappa Delta sorority where she will served as a Gamma Chi for sorority recruitment. Emmie was a Road Runner campus tour guide and was a part of the Student Association at Mississippi State where she served as the Homecoming and Pageant Co-Director for the years 2020-2021. She had the honor of being selected to represent the freshman class on the homecoming court in 2019.
In the 4th grade, Emmie discovered her love for music after auditioning for and performing in a local production of “Annie” the musical. From then on, music has been a part of every day of her life. All throughout middle school and high school, Emmie studied voice under a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi and was heavily involved in the arts at both her school and in her community.
Music ended up taking her to New York City on many different occasions where she competed in Broadway Kid Star and was named a top finalist. She trained at multiple theater workshops in the city, including Open Jar Institute and the Broadway Workshop.
Emmie competed in the Elvis Presley Fan Club Scholarship program in Tupelo, Mississippi, and took home the first-place scholarship prize of $5,000.
Emmie was the 2019 Lamar County’s Distinguished Young Woman. She placed first alternate to Mississippi’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2019.
Emmie has served the state as Miss Hattiesburg (2019/2020) and Miss Mississippi State University(2021).
Emmie currently serves as Miss Mississippi 2022, where she spreads the message of her program “Music is Medicine” across the state. She will go on to compete in Miss America in December.
In her free time, Emmie enjoys cooking Lebanese food, collecting vinyl records, and practicing for her family's future appearance on Family Feud.
There are many instances in my life where I have been told "no." One comes to mind that I use to inspire those around me. When I discovered my love of singing and music, my parents, fully supportive of all of my dreams, took me to New York City to train with a vocal teacher that worked with students that longed to go to Broadway.
That was my dream at the time. At the end of my lesson, the teacher looked at me and told me that I would never make it to Broadway. I was crushed.
My mom told me that I could use those words to motivate me or tear me down. Needless to say, I ran with the motivation part. I am proud of the young woman I have become. I use arts to touch those around me and if that vocal teacher could see me today she may be surprised! We have all been told no before, but it is up to us as individuals to choose what we do with it.
Eleanor Roosevelt once gave the advice to "do one thing everyday that scares you." I live by those words! Read my life story through music below.