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Miss Alabama - Historical Winners

Note: This list shows all known titleholders who have represented Alabama at Miss America. 

  • In 1936, 1946, and 1948, two winners were crowned in Miss Alabama/Birmingham 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 competition whose winner competed at Miss America from 1937 - 1940; Miss Montgomery later competed as a local titleholder in Miss Alabama. 
  • The title of Miss Mobile was also initially a stand-alone competition whose winner competed at Miss America in 1926; Miss Mobile later competed as a local titleholder in Miss Alabama. 
  • The current system in use, which allows only the winners of local competitions to compete in Miss Alabama with no at-large candidates in the state competition, has been in place since about 1971. 
  • Miss America was not held in 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934 and 2020

Summary of Miss America Awards:

Miss America: 3

1st Runner-up: 4

2nd Runner-up: 5

3rd Runner-up: 5

4th Runner-up: 6

Total Top 5 Placements: 23

Top 7 Only: 2

Top Ten Only: 19

Total Top 10 Placements: 44

Top Twelve Only: 1

Top Thirteen Only: 1

Top Fifteen Only: 7

Total Top 15 or higher: 52

Miss Congeniality: 2  

Non-Finalist Talent Award: 3

Non-Finalist Interview Award: 1

Preliminary Talent Awards: 17

Preliminary Swimsuit Awards: 11

Preliminary Evening Gown Awards: 1

Quality of Life Award Winners: 9

Quality of Life 1st Runner-up: 3

Quality of Life 2nd Runner-up: 5

Quality of Life Finalist Only: 4

Total Quality of Life Finalist: 21

Miss Alabama Titleholders

PTA = Preliminary Talent Award
PSA = Preliminary Swimsuit Award
PEA = Preliminary Evening Gown Award 
QL = Miss America Quality of Life Award
CMN = Children's Miracle Network Fundraising
YearTitleholderMiss America Awards
2023Brianna BurrellPEA, Miss America GIF Challenge Winner
2022Lindsay Gaines Fincher1 RU Quality of Life Award
2021Lauren Bradford1st Runner Up; QL Award Winner; STEM Scholarship Award Winner; 2nd Place Overall Fundraising, Theresa Brown Performing Arts Scholarship Winner
2019 & 2020Tiara PenningtonTop 7
2018Callie WalkerTop 10, 3rd Place National Miracle Maker Award, Theresa Brown Performing Arts Scholarship Winner
2017Jessica ProcterTop 7; QL Award Winner
2016Hayley BarberQL Award Winner: STEM Scholarship Winner; Local, State and National CMNH Miracle Maker Awards
2015Meg McGuffin4th Runner-Up; QL 2nd Rup
2014Caitlin BrunellTop Ten; QL Award Winner
2013Chandler ChampionNon-Finalist Talent Award
2012Anna Laura BryanTop 12 Semi-finalist; QL Award Winner
2011Courtney PorterTop 13 Semi-finalist
2010Ashley DavisPSA
2009Liz CochranQL Finalist
2008Amanda TapleyTop 15; QL 2nd Rup; CMN Top 3
2007Jamie LangleyQL Finalist; CMN 2nd Place
2006Melinda Toole4th Runner-Up; QL 2nd Rup; Miss Congeniality
2005Alexa Jones2nd Runner-Up; QL 2nd Rup
2004Shannon CamperN/A
2004Deidre DownsMiss America ; QL Award Winner
2003Catherine CrosbyTop 15; QL Award Winner
2002Scarlotte Deupree1st Runner-Up; QL 1st Rup
2001Kelly Jones
2000Jana SandersonTop Ten
1999Julie SmithTop Ten; QL 2nd Rup
1998Ashley Halfman
1997Beth Stomps
1996Alison McCreary3rd Runner-Up; QL Award Winner
1995Leigh ShererTop Ten; QL Finalist
1994Amie Beth DickinsonN/A
1994Heather WhitestoneMiss America ; PTA; PSA; QL 1st Rup
1993Kalyn ChapmanTop Ten
1992Kim WimmerQL Award Winner
1991Wendy Neuendorf
1990Resha RigginsNon-Finalist Interview Award; QL Finalist
1989Julie Coons
1988Jenny Jackson4th Runner-Up
1987Kym Williams
1986Angela CallahanTop Ten
1985Angela Tower4th Runner-Up; PSA
1984Tammy LittleNon-finalist Talent Award
1983Pam Battles2nd Runner-Up
1982Yolanda Fernandez3rd Runner-Up
1981Phoebe Stone
1980Paige Phillips1st Runner-Up; PTA
1979Kathy PickettNon-Finalist Talent Award
1978Theresa Cheatham1st Runner-Up; PTA; PSA
1977Julie Houston
1976Denise Davis
1975Susie Vaughn
1974Pam Long
1973Jane Rice
1972Freita Fuller
1971Ceil Jenkins
1970Suzanne DenniePTA
1969Ann Fowler
1968Dellynne CatchingTop Ten; PSA
1967Becky Alford
1966Angi GroomsTop Ten
1965Linda FolsomTop Ten; PTA
1964Vickie PowersTop Ten; PTA
1963Judy ShortTop Ten; PTA; PSA
1962Patricia Bonner
1961Delores HodgensTop Ten
1960Teresa RinaldiTop Ten; PTA
1959Betty Lindstrom
1958Lee ThornberryTop Ten; PTA
1957Anna Stange
1956Ann Stuart Ariail2nd Runner-Up; PTA
1955Patricia HuddlestonTop Ten; PTA
1954Marilyn TateTop Ten
1953Virginia McDavid3rd Runner-Up
1952Gwen Harmon3rd Runner-Up; PSA
1951Bettye BursonN/A
1951Jeanne MoodyTop 15; PTA
1950Yolande BetbezeMiss America ; PSA
1949Frieda Roser
1948Marjorie Orr
1948Martha Ann Ingram2nd Runner-Up
1947Peggy Elder3rd Runner-Up; PSA
1946Dale NunnallyPTA
1946Sue Donegan
1945Frances Dorn2nd Runner-Up; PTA
1944Betty Jane Rase4th Runner-Up; PTA; PSA
1943Toula HogestratouMiss Congeniality
1942Marie DuncanTop Ten; PSA
1941Virginia McGrawTop 15; PTA
1940Evelyn Motlow
1940Carolyn Foreman (Miss Montgomery)
1939Florine HoltTop 15
1939Louise Robertson (Miss Montgomery)
1938Mildred OxfordTop 15
1938Patricia McDaniel (Miss Montgomery)
1937Josephine Beall
1937Ingram Starkey (Miss Montgomery)Top Ten
1936Gloria Levinge4th Runner-Up; PTA
1936Tommy Marie PeckTop 15
1935Adelynn Owen
1926Vivian McDowell (Miss Mobile)
1925Nellie Kincaid
1924Mildred Adams
1923Louise Newman
1922Elise Sparrow
1921Lois Wilson