Sowers succeeds Miss Mississippi USA 2015 Courtney Byrd. Mississippi has not been very successful at the Miss USA pageant, with only 10 placements. They have never won the Miss USA Crown, and their highest placement was in 2008 when Leah Laviano became the first runner-up.
Haley was Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2010. She competed at the 2010 Miss Teen USA Pageant at the Imperial Ballroom of the Atlantis Paradise Island, in the Bahamas on July 24, 2010. She became the fourth runner-up.
At the same event was crowned Mississippi's representative for the Miss Teen USA Pageant, Lauren Rymer.
Haley Sowers by AJ Day Photography
Miss Mississippi USA 2016 Final Results
First runner-up : April Mayfield • Vicksburg
Second runner-up : Jayce Henry • Pine Belt
Third runner-up : Chandler Short • Heart of Dixie
Fourth runner-up : Olivia Haskins • Pike Co.
Olivia Haskins • Pike Co.
Laine Mansour • Tupelo
Chandler Short • Heart of Dixie
Katie Nelson • Jones Co.
Kaitlyn Orth • Gulf Coast
April Mayfield • Vicksburg
Ivy White • Magnolia State
Haley Sowers • Lauderdale Co.
Hannah Day • Northeast
Jayce Henry • Pine Belt
Taylor-Alice Mays • Lafayette Co.
Rachel Henderson • Lamar Co.
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