Miss Alabama USA
Formation1952
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersBirmingham
Location
Membership
Miss USA
Official language
English
Key people
Janice McDonald
Paula Miles
WebsiteOfficial website

Miss Alabama USA, previously known as Miss Alabama Universe,[1] is the beauty pageant that selects the representative for the state of Alabama in the Miss USA pageant, and the name of the title held by its winner. The pageant is directed by RPM Productions.

Alabama's most successful placement was in 1967, when Sylvia Hitchcock was crowned Miss USA. She later went on to be crowned Miss Universe 1967 as well. Alabama's most recent placement was in 2020, when Kelly Hutchinson placed as the fourth runner-up.

The current Miss Alabama USA is Katelyn Vinson of Dothan, Alabama. Vinson will represent Alabama at Miss USA 2022.

Gallery of titleholders

Results summary

Placements in Miss USA

Alabama has a record of 30 placements at Miss USA.

Awards

Winners

Color key
Year Name Hometown Age[a] Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2023 Miss Alabama USA 2023 will be crowned on January 28, 2023[2]
2022 Katelyn Vinson Dothan 21 To be announced
2021 Alexandria Flanigan Cullman 24
2020 Kelly Hutchinson[3] Auburn 22 4th Runner-Up[4]
2019 Hannah McMurphy[6] Tuscaloosa 20
2018 Hannah Brown[7] Northport 23
2017 Baylee Smith[8] Tuscaloosa 19
2016 Peyton Brown[9] Eufaula 21 Top 5 Miss Congeniality
2015 Madison Guthrie Hoover 20 Top 11
2014 Jesica Ahlberg Birmingham 23 Top 20
2013 Mary-Margaret McCord[11][12] Gadsden 23 1st Runner-Up[11]
2012 Katherine Webb[13] Phenix City 22 Top 10
2011 Madeline Mitchell[14] Russellville 21 2nd Runner-Up
2010 Audrey Moore[15] Hoover 20 Top 10 Miss Photogenic[15]
2009 Rachel Philippona Dothan 19
2008 Keisha Walding Dothan 24
2007 Rebecca Moore Vestavia Hills 19 Miss Photogenic
2006 Haleigh Stidham Birmingham 23 Top 10
2005 Jessica Tinney Birmingham 21
2004 Tara Darby Birmingham 22 Top 10
2003 Michelle Arnette Dothan 25 1st Runner-Up
2002 Tara Tucker Birmingham 23 Top 12
2001 Laura Hoffman Birmingham 20
2000 Jina Mitchell Trussville 22 2nd Runner-Up
1999 Doree Walker Gardendale
1998 Paige Brooks Mobile
1997 Autumn Smith[16] Chelsea 22 Top 10
1996 Benita Brooks[17] Huntsville[17] 25
1995 Anna Mingus Enterprise
1994 Malaea Nelms[18] Alexandria[18]
1993 Toni Johnson Montgomery 22
1992 Candace Michelle Brown Auburn 1st Runner-Up
1991 Candy Carley Mobile Top 11
1990 Natalie Moore Hoover
1989 Sheri Mooney Pelham
1988 Rhonda Mooney Pelham
1987 Rhonda Garrett Birmingham
1986 Heather Howard Huntsville
1985 Allison Sawyer Birmingham
1984 Kelly Flowers Hueytown
1983 Terri Lane Birmingham
1982 Lisa Wheeler Birmingham
1981 JoAnne Henderson Tuscaloosa Top 12
1980 Pamela Rigas Troy 3rd Runner-Up
1979 Rose Burch Mobile
1978 Eva Stancil Gadsden
1977 Cheryl Burgess[1] Alexandria[1] 18[1]
1976 Kyle Ellis Decatur
1975 Pamela Flowers Headland 1st Runner-Up Miss Photogenic
1974 Iva Wyna Lavis Birmingham
1973 Diane Fouilhe Enterprise
1972 Elaine Barnhill Robertsdale
1971 Renee Smith Mobile
1970 Kathy Bryant Bay Minette
1969 Hitsy Parnell[20] Thomasville[20] Top 15
1968 Claudia Robinson Mobile Top 15
1967 Sylvia Hitchcock[21] Tuscaloosa[21] 21 Miss USA 1967[21]
1966 Susan Scott Clanton
1965 Leigh Stanford Montgomery Top 15
1964 Pamela Jean Borgfeldt[22] Anniston[22] Top 15
1963 Dinah Irene Armstrong Montgomery Top 15
1962 Jerolyn Ridgeway Fort Payne
1961 Suellen Robinson Fairfax 4th Runner-Up
1960 Margaret Gordon Homewood 2nd Runner-Up
1959 Pat Sullivan Birmingham Top 15
1958 Judith Lucille Carlson Birmingham 2nd Runner-Up
Did not compete between 1954 and 1957
1953 Doris Edwards Birmingham 2nd Runner-Up
1952 Doris Edwards Gadsden

Notes

  1. ^ Age at the time of the crowning

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Alexandria Girl Will Compete for Miss USA Title". The Anniston Star. 16 February 1977. p. 1D – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Pageant Info". Miss Alabama USA. Retrieved June 22, 2022.
  3. ^ Colurso, Mary (October 6, 2019). "Miss Alabama USA 2020: Miss Auburn-Opelika takes the crown". AL.com.
  4. ^ Palczewski, Sara (November 10, 2020). "Miss Alabama USA, Auburn University graduate, finishes in top five of Miss USA pageant". Opelika-Auburn News.
  5. ^ Thrash, Rodney (June 24, 2013). "Cobb Contestants Shine at Miss Georgia Pageant". Marietta Patch.
  6. ^ Sison, Bree (November 18, 2018). "University of Alabama students win Miss Alabama USA, Miss Teen Alabama USA". WBRC. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  7. ^ Sison, Bree (November 8, 2017). "New Miss Alabama USA wants to talk about mental health". Fox 6 News. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  8. ^ Moore, Tamika (5 November 2016). "Baylee Smith, of Pike County, crowned Miss Alabama USA 2017". AL.com. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  9. ^ Sutton, Amber (November 7, 2015). "Peyton Brown, of Eufaula, crowned Miss Alabama USA 2016". The Huntsville Times. Huntsville, AL: Advance Publications. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
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  12. ^ Shapiro, Dmitriy (December 10, 2012). "Gadsden native crowned Miss Alabama USA 2013 in Montgomery aims to help young women with self-confidence". AL.com.
  13. ^ Schwab, Frank (December 27, 2012). "Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron is apparently dating Miss Alabama, an Auburn alum". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
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  15. ^ a b Garcia, Oskar (17 May 2010). "Arab-American Crowned Miss USA". The Call-Leader. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ a b c Associated Press (7 May 1996). "Racer's Daughter Named Miss Alabama USA". The Anniston Star. p. 2A – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ a b Associated Press (10 May 1996). "Beauty Pageants Announce Victors". The Anniston Star. p. 13A – via Newspapers.com.
  18. ^ a b "Alabama-USA crown goes to Malaea Nelms". The Anniston Star. 19 December 1993. p. 12A – via Newspapers.com.
  19. ^ "UC Law Student Named Miss Ohio". The Cincinnati Enquirer. 13 June 1983. p. B-2 – via Newspapers.com.
  20. ^ a b "Alabama Queen". Panama City News-Herald. 2 May 1969. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  21. ^ a b c "Miss Alabama is Miss USA". The Independent Record. 21 May 1967. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  22. ^ a b Smith, George (2 August 2012). "Pam has been there, done that". p. 2A – via Newspapers.com.