A rookie takes the crown.
Miss Zona Rosa, Callie Cox of Mexico, is Miss Missouri 2021.
Miss Missouri 2019 Simone Esters crowned Cox at the conclusion of the Miss Missouri Scholarship Pageant tonight (Saturday) at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico.
Her social impact initiative stems from a friend she met in school.
Callie was candid about what she experienced when it was just her and Miss Audrain Olivia Henson left and hearing Olivia named the runner up.
Miss Missouri 2019 Simone Esters held the title for two years due to COVID-19 and thinks Cox will carry on the tradition of excellence.
Callie, daughter of Jamie and Lisa Cox, is a student at the University of Missouri – Columbia, majoring in Communications.