Be Our Surprise Judge
We are so excited to announce that our Surprise Judge for Crawfest is Lucy Nguyen!! Lucy is a Laurel resident, originally from Pensacola, FL with a deep love for Cajun food. She recently opened Elysian Beauty Bar in Downtown Laurel, where she offers luxury nail services to guarantee that you’ll have the best nails while pinchin’ tails! She’s so excited to be this year’s Surprise Judge!!
Stalekracker, aka Justin Chiasson, is a TikTok star known for his humorous and instructive cooking videos. This Louisiana native is an expertise when it comes to crawfish!
Jonathan Papelbon is a former Major League Baseball player, most notably for the Boston Red Sox as a relief pitcher, while also playing for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals. Jonathan is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and currently resides in Hattiesburg, MS.
Jim Provost is a Laurel resident and has been a knife maker since 1979. Jim crafts each knife with handmade products and various materials. He is also a retired engineer, which is beneficial when crafting knives.
Thomas Gregory is the State Coordinator for the Mississippi Main Street Association, where he leads the organization’s administrative, advocacy, and development efforts. He currently resides in his hometown of Greenwood, MS with his wife and their two children.