Bonifay queen to crown new Southern Miss

Bonifay queen to crown new Southern Miss

Deanna Hodges, the reigning Southern Miss, will crown her successor on Nov. 3 in Panama City Beach.

Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 03:08 PM.

BONIFAY — On Nov. 3 Deanne Hodges will crown the new Teen National Southern Miss at the Days Inn Convention Center in Panama City Beach. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the pageant starts at 2 p.m.

Deanna is the 17-year-old daughter of Ted and Donna Hodges of Bonifay. She enjoys training and showing horses in Western Pleasure, Showmanship, Horsemanship, Reigning and Barrels.

“I have had a great year representing this pristine title in parades, MC pageants and it was especially fun when I was interviewed on the news with WMBB,” Hodges said. “In fact I have chosen my career based on how much I enjoyed the public speaking. I plan to major in mass communications, journalism and public relations. Hopefully I can utilize my degree in the political arena.

“Without pageants I would have never known my true calling,” Hodges said. “Our director, Mr. Prowant, is so much fun to work with and he is so fair and honest. The National Southern Miss Pageant is a scholarship pageant so of course that was a great bonus.”

For information about the National Southern Miss Pageant contact 850-674-9685 or visit the website,

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