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The University of Alabama

Students Compete in Miss UA Pageant

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A new Miss University of Alabama will be selected at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Marking 40 years as a preliminary competition for the Miss Alabama and Miss America titles, the 2014 Miss UA pageant will feature 17 students vying for the crown in the categories of private interview, swimsuit-physical fitness, talent, evening wear and on-stage question. The winner will receive a full-tuition scholarship and book scholarships for her year of service, and she will also represent UA at the 2014 Miss Alabama Pageant in Birmingham in June.

Special guest performers at the event will be Chandler Champion, UA student and 2013 Miss Alabama, and Jessica Proctor, 2013 Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen. The event will also welcome former Miss UA titleholders and their families.

Students competing for the title of 2014 Miss UA include:

Stephanie Behring of Danville, Calif.

Danielle DuBose of Birmingham.

Gladisha Hodges of Prattville.

Jessica Jackson of Fayetteville, Ga.

Chandler Jones of Northport.

Briana Kinsey of Hoover.

Lakeidra Mims, Monroeville.

Charlotte Olson of Jasper, Ind.

Bhavika Patel of Andalusia.

Hannah Patterson of Canonsburg, Pa.

Haley Petrey of Lake Martin.

Jasmine Reese of Maylene.

Amy Shackelford of Dothan.

Chandler Shields of Huntsville.

Ashley Tingle of Tuscaloosa.

Kimberly Triplett of Saint Johns, Fla.

Olivia Wilkes of Tuscaloosa.

The Miss University of Alabama Program is an official preliminary competition for the Miss Alabama and Miss America Organizations and is sponsored by the UA National Alumni Association.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens and $5 for children younger than 10. Tickets may be purchased at the Bama Theatre box office starting at 5 p.m. on the night of the competition

For more information, contact Carol Wright, pageant director, 205/752-3774.


The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.