Miss Michigan mentions Flint water crisis during Miss America pageant

Posted at 7:03 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 08:23:33-04

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.