Kristy Johnson, Miss Black Mississippi USA 2017 is a proud resident of Jackson, Mississippi. She is currently enrolled as a Mental Health Counseling, Graduate student at Mississippi College. Kristy is actively engaged in the community through many capacities including mentor, motivational speaker and pageant coach. She enjoys surving the youth and improving their mental and physical wellbeing. Kristy's platform as Miss Black Mississippi USA is titled "Be Empowered". This platform inspires our youth to look beyond their current status and fulfill far beyond their dreams. Her aspiration is to one day dismantle the school to prison pipeline.