Miss Michigan caused a stir on social media when she introduced herself during the 93rd annual Miss America pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City.
“From the state with 84 percent of America’s freshwater but none for its residents to drink, I am Miss Michigan, Emily Sioma,” said the 24-year-old from Grass Lake.
She gets applause on Twitter, where a Manhattan magazine editor’s tweet (first one below) is shared about 190,000 times.
“from the state with 84 percent of the u.s. fresh water but none for its residents to drink, i am miss michigan emily sioma” — the new #missamerica2019 pageant did not come to play pic.twitter.com/H05eifix2e
— alex rees (@maybealexislost) September 10, 2018
#MissMichigan just said: “From a state with 84% of the US fresh water but none for its residents to drink…”
Clearly this is not your mother’s Miss America pageant. #MissAmerica2019 pic.twitter.com/VsYvFK2GQM
— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) September 10, 2018
Miss Michigan should automatically win #MissAmerica for starting with this!
Miss Michigan just introduced herself by shaming her home state for Flint water crisis.
— Julia Terruso (@JuliaTerruso) September 10, 2018