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Miss Alabama History

Note:  This history section is slowly under construction.  This list shows all known titleholders who have represented Alabama in the Miss America Pageant.  In 1936, 1946, and 1948, two winners were crowned in the Miss Alabama/Birmingham Pageant and both competed at Miss America.  The titles of Miss Birmingham and Miss Alabama were both owned and administered by The Birmingham News and the primary title changed permanently to Miss Alabama after 1946.  The title of Miss Montgomery was initially a stand-alone pageant whose winner competed at Miss America from 1937 - 1940; Miss Montgomery later  competed as a local titleholder in the Miss Alabama Pageant.  The title of Miss Mobile was also initially a stand-alone pageant whose winner competed at Miss America in 1926; Miss Mobile later competed as a local titleholder in the Miss Alabama Pageant.  The current system in use, which allows only the winners of local pageants to compete in the Miss Alabama Pageant with no at-large contestants in the state pageant, has been in place since about 1971.  Miss America was not held in 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, and 1934.

Summary of Miss America Awards (through Miss America 2014):

Miss America: 3
1st Runner-up: 3
2nd Runner-up: 5
3rd Runner-up: 5
4th Runner-up: 5
Total Top 5 Placements:  21
Top Ten Only:  17
Top Twelve Only:  1
Top Thirteen Only:  1
Top Fifteen Only:  7
Total Top 15 or higher:  47
Miss Congeniality:  2
Non-Finalist Talent Award:  3
Non-Finalist Interview Award:  1
Preliminary Talent Awards:   17
Preliminary Swimsuit Awards: 11    

Miss Alabama Titleholders

 Year

 Titleholder

 Miss America Awards

 2013

Chandler Champion Non-Finalist Talent Award

 2012

Anna Laura Bryan

 Top 12 Semi-finalist; QL Award Winner

 2011   

Courtney Porter

 Top 13 Semi-finalist

 2010

Ashley Davis

 PSA

 2009

Liz Cochran

 QL Finalist

 2008

Amanda Tapley

 Top 15; QL 2nd Rup; CMN Top 3

 2007

Jamie Langley

 QL Finalist; CMN 2nd Place

 2006

Melinda Toole

 4th Runner-Up; QL 2nd Rup; Miss Congeniality

 2005

Alexa Jones

 2nd Runner-Up; QL 2nd Rup

 2004

Shannon Camper

 N/A

 2004

Deidre Downs

 Miss America; QL Award Winner

 2003

Catherine Crosby

 Top 15; QL Award Winner

 2002

Scarlotte Deupree

 1st Runner-Up; QL 1st Rup

 2001

Kelly Jones

 

 2000

Jana Sanderson

 Top Ten

 1999

Julie Smith

 Top Ten; QL 2nd Rup

 1998

Ashley Halfman

 

 1997

Beth Stomps

 

 1996

Alison McCreary

 3rd Runner-Up; QL Award Winner

 1995

Leigh Sherer

 Top Ten; QL Finalist

 1994

Amie Beth Dickinson

 N/A

 1994

Heather Whitestone

 Miss America ; PTA; PSA; QL 1st Rup

 1993

Kalyn Chapman

 Top Ten

 1992

Kim Wimmer

 QL Award Winner

 1991

Wendy Neuendorf

 

 1990

Resha Riggins

 Non-Finalist Interview Award; QL Finalist

 1989

Julie Coons

 

 1988

Jenny Jackson

 4th Runner-Up

 1987

Kym Williams

 

 1986

Angela Callahan

 Top Ten

 1985

Angela Tower 

 4th Runner-Up; PSA 

 1984

Tammy Little

 Non-finalist Talent Award

 1983

Pam Battles

 2nd Runner-Up

 1982

Yolanda Fernandez

 3rd Runner-Up

 1981

Phoebe Stone

 

 1980

Paige Phillips

 1st Runner-Up; PTA

 1979

Kathy Pickett

 Non-Finalist Talent Award

 1978

Theresa Cheatham

 1st Runner-Up; PTA; PSA

 1977

Julie Houston

 

 1976

Denise Davis

 

 1975

Susie Vaughn

 

 1974

Pam Long

 

 1973

Jane Rice

 

 1972

Freita Fuller

 

 1971

Ceil Jenkins

 

 1970

Suzanne Dennie

 PTA

 1969

Ann Fowler

 

 1968

Dellynne Catching

 Top Ten; PSA

 1967

Becky Alford

 

 1966

Angi Grooms

 Top Ten

 1965

Linda Folsom

 Top Ten; PTA

 1964

Vickie Powers

 Top Ten; PTA

 1963

Judy Short

 Top Ten; PTA; PSA

 1962

Patricia Bonner

 

 1961

Delores Hodgens

 Top Ten

 1960

Teresa Rinaldi

 Top Ten; PTA

 1959

Betty Lindstrom

 

 1958

Lee Thornberry

 Top Ten; PTA

 1957

Anna Stange

 

 1956

Ann Stuart Ariail

 2nd Runner-Up; PTA

 1955

Patricia Huddleston

 Top Ten; PTA

 1954

Marilyn Tate

 Top Ten

 1953

Virginia McDavid

 3rd Runner-Up

 1952

Gwen Harmon

 3rd Runner-Up; PSA

 1951 Bettye Burson N/A

 1951

Jeanne Moody

 Top 15; PTA

 1950

Yolande Betbeze

 Miss America; PSA

 1949

Frieda Roser

 

 1948

Marjorie Orr

 

 1948

Martha Ann Ingram

 2nd Runner-Up

 1947

Peggy Elder

 3rd Runner-Up; PSA

 1946

Dale Nunnally

 PTA

 1946

Sue Donegan

 

 1945

Frances Dorn

 2nd Runner-Up; PTA

 1944

Betty Jane Rase

 4th Runner-Up; PTA; PSA

 1943

Toula Hogestratou

 Miss Congeniality

 1942

Marie Duncan

 Top Ten; PSA

 1941

Virginia McGraw

 Top 15; PTA

 1940

Evelyn Motlow

 

 1940

Carolyn Foreman (Miss Montgomery)

 

 1939

Florine Holt

 Top 15

 1939

Louise Robertson (Miss Montgomery)

 

 1938

Mildred Oxford

 Top 15

 1938

Patricia McDaniel (Miss Montgomery)

 

 1937

Josephine Beall

 

 1937

Ingram Starkey (Miss Montgomery)

 Top Ten

 1936

Gloria Levinge

 4th Runner-Up; PTA

 1936

Tommy Marie Peck

 Top 15

 1935

Adelynn Owen

 

 1926

Vivian McDowell (Miss Mobile)

 

 1925

Nellie Kincaid

 

 1924

Mildred Adams

 

 1923

Louise Newman

 

 1922

Elise Sparrow

 

 1921

Lois Wilson