Meridian, Miss. Miss Rodeo America stopped in Meridian on Thursday.
Paige Nicholson is from Lawrence in Newton County and is the second Mississippian to win the title. She will now be the official spokesperson for the Professional Cowboys Rodeo Association this year. She will travel across the country and make more than three hundred appearances. Nicholson talked about some of her duties.
"A lot of times I get to carry in the American flag in to the arena, and I will be introduced on horseback. I get to spend a lot of time interacting with the fans, signing autographs and doing things for sponsors. I do a lot of media interviews, radio and television, and will visit schools and nursing homes and different things within the communities that host the rodeos," said Miss Rodeo America Paige Nicholson.
Nicholson beat out 26 other ladies to win the title last week in Las Vegas.