The national competition will be held in June of 2017.
Mississippi has had 10 Miss USA placements as of 2010. They have never had a Miss USA, and their highest placement was Leah Laviano's 1st runner-up placement in 2008.
Four titleholders have competed at Miss Teen USA, and as of 2007, four have competed at Miss America. The state pageant has been directed by Miss Tennessee USA 1989, Kim Greenwood, since 2010.
Ashley Hamby succeeds Miss Mississippi USA 2016 Haley Sowers from Meridian.