Instead of giving the usual upbeat bio during her introduction, Miss Michigan Emily Sioma talked about the Flint water crisis.
“From the state with 84 percent of the U.S. freshwater but none for its residents to drink, I am Miss Michigan Emily Sioma,” she said.
Watch Miss Michigan do her part to ensure that the problem doesn’t recede from the spotlight.
Live from my couch: Miss NM studies history, Miss OK majored in women’s studies (and Miss DE is a WMST minor), Miss CO is an Af Am studies minor, and Miss Michigan called out Flint. #MissAmerica
— Monica L. Mercado (@monicalmercado) September 10, 2018