Miss Michigan Stuns Miss America Pageant When She Goes Off On Flint Water Crisis -VIDEO

I’m not a big fan of beauty pageants, I actually can’t believe that they’re still a thing. But I am now a big fan of Miss Michigan, who wisely used her time on stage Sunday night to slam the Flint water crisis – shaming her own state.

Miss New York, Nia Franklin was crowned Miss America over the weekend. But it was Miss Michigan who caught my eye with her strong political statement at the pageant.

Emily Sioma represented Michigan in the pageant. But she didn’t hold back when she shamed her own state for the Flint water crisis.

The contestants in the pageant only had a brief ten seconds to introduce themselves. And Sioma used that time to also shine light on Flint.

โ€œFrom a state with 84 percent of the U.S. fresh water, but none for its residents to drink, Iโ€™m Miss Michigan Emily Sioma,โ€ she told the audience.

Sioma didn’t advance to the top 15. So the only talking she did in the pageant was her introduction. But she made a huge impression to viewers. On Twitter, many people were tweeting praise for her. And they tweeted support because instead of using her air time to brag about herself, Sioma used her time to bring attention to an important crisis.

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