Reagan Fails named Jefferson Davis County Miss Hospitality

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The Jefferson Davis County Economic Development District along with the Jefferson Davis County Chamber Partnership are pleased to announce the selection of Reagan Fails as the 2021-2022 Miss Hospitality. Fails will be the first in decades to represent the county.

A graduate of Prentiss Christian School, Reagan is currently attending Pearl River Community College and is working toward a career in the medical field as a radiologic technician. She is the daughter of Theresa Fails and the granddaughter of Phil & Margie Fails.

“Reagan checks all the boxes for what we need in a representative of our county,” said Gary Russell Bass, Jeff Davis County Economic Development Director. “Reagan is an articulate young woman with a family that has been a vital part of the county for generations. We could not be prouder to have Reagan help tell the story of what Jefferson Davis County has to offer industry and citizens, in general.”

The mission of the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition is to identify one young woman between the ages of 18 and 24 to serve as the state’s goodwill ambassador for its economic development and tourism industries. During her year long reign, she will travel the state and region promoting Mississippi and its story to everyone she comes in contact with through organized speaking engagements, events, and appearances.  Reagan will compete in the statewide competition in Hattiesburg in July 2022.

Jefferson Davis County has produced two state winners already:  1958’s Elaine Lipsey from Prentiss and 1977’s Laura Parish from Carson.

Jefferson Davis County is experiencing an economic boom. With that growth and development comes a need for marketing and promoting the county as the “Garden Spot of the Earth” as well as educating the public and private sector about all the good things possible in our county.