(WJBK) - The swimsuits are gone from Miss America but the gloves also came off for Miss Michigan during her intro for Sunday night's Miss America contest.
Emily Sioma represented Michigan last night. During her intro, she used it as a chance to get a bit political: ""From the state with 84% of the U.S. freshwater but none for its residents to drink, I am Miss Michigan Emily Sioma."
The 24-year-old is from Grass Lake, just east of Jackson. She's a self-proclaimed activist and this isn't the first time she's spoke her mind and gotten political.
In 2016, during her graduation from the University of Michigan, she stood in protest against sexual assault - and even wrote the words 'I survived' on her graduation cap:
Two years ago I decided it was time to take a stand (quite literally) against sexual assault. Protesting my own graduation was never something I planned, but it is something I will always be proud of. In that moment I found a voice in silence. I found strength through the support of a true friend. I found that even though I was standing alone, I was standing for so much more For every voiceless survivor, I stood. For every survivor, I still stand. I Believe you. 📸 @mlivenews #SAAM #ibelieveyou
Sioma did not advance into the final 15.