Marissa Luna was crowned Miss University of Alabama 2023-2024 at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa on Saturday night. Marissa was crowned by Ibby Dickson, Miss UA 2022-2-23, before taking her walk under the traditional sabre arch by the University of Alabama Air Force ROTC Sabre Team.
Luna, a sophomore, is a Birmingham native and is pursuing a major in Business. Her career goal is to become a country music singer/songwriter. During the talent portion of the Miss UA competition, she gave a vocal performance of The Prayer.
Luna’s Community Service Initiative is More than Meets the Eye and has three main objectives: educate others, encourage self-investment and change mindsets. In partnership with educational entities, Marissa works to educate students that not all disabilities are visible and to lead by example as she advocates not only for students with disabilities, but also for the multitude of opportunities connected with the Miss Alabama Organization.
Some of Luna’s accomplishments include raising $11,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, serving as event coordinator for Photo for a Cause and serving as a committee member for A Night of Hope 2019. She received a proclamation from Governor Kay Ivey for her CSI, More than Meets the Eye, and is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Luna is a member of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and has performed as the opening act for country music stars Maddie & Tae, performed with the Alabama Symphony, performed at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Muscle Shoals and performed as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the Virginia Samford Theatre.
Congratulations, Marissa, on becoming our 2023-2024 Miss University of Alabama. ROLL TIDE!!