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Miss Michigan mentions Flint water crisis during Miss America pageant
Posted: 7:03 AM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-10 21:55:55Z
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Miss Michigan caused a stir when she introduced herself during the 93rd annual Miss America pageant Sunday night.
"From the state with 84 percent of America's freshwater but none for its residents to drink, I am Miss Michigan, Emily Sioma," she said.
The 24-year-old Grass Lake native caught a lot of people by surprise by referencing the Flint water crisis during her introduction.
The moment lit up social media, with some folks applauding Sioma.
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