Miss Mid South Grace Burgess was crowned Miss Tennessee 2016 by outgoing titleholder Hannah Robison of Paris at the Jackson Civic Center.
This year Thirty-six stellar local representatives competed for thousands of dollars in scholarships during three preliminary rounds and one final night. The pageant was livestreamed on www.eplustv6.com.
Grace will have the opportunity to represent her state at Miss America 2017 later this year. The 2017 Miss America Pageant will be held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday, September 11, 2016.
The event will be broadcast by ABC in the United States, the first in the network’s newest agreement to carry the pageant until 2019, with Dick Clark Productions producing the ceremony. Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell (Miss Georgia 2015) is scheduled to crown her successor at the end of the event.
Grace Burgess is a Senior at the University of Memphis.
Grace Burgess, Miss Tennessee 2016