Miss Mississippi Christine Kozlowski and Miss Georgia Chasity Hardman walked away winners in the second night of preliminary competition at the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas.
Kozlowski, 19, of D'Iberville, won the swimsuit competition with her walk across the stage in a black and white bikini. She won a $1,000 scholarship. Kozlowski is a student at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Hardman, 24, of Columbus, took home a $2,000 scholarship Wednesday night for her performance in the talent contest. Hardman sang "Home" from the musical "The Wiz."