Miss Michigan uses Miss America intro to call out Flint water crisis

- 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:

Sioma did not advance into the final 15.

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