Fant Named Mississippi's DYW of 2015

Meridian, Miss. The winner of the 2015 Distinguished Young Women competition was named Saturday night in Meridian.

Tanner Fant of Starkville took title.

This past week, 35 contestants competed for the honor. The girls were judged on self-expression, fitness, and talent.

"I'm so excited and so grateful for being named Distinguished Young Woman of Mississippi," Fant said on Saturday night. "But right now, my mind is a blank. I don't really know what to say. Just, it's amazing, that's all I can get out right now."

Fant will represent Mississippi next summer in Mobile for the title of America's Distinguished Young Woman.