The Miss UA Competition will see 16 contestants from all across the country compete for title in 2023. This year’s contestants hail from all across the country, from the East Coast (Georgia and North Carolina) to the West Coast (California) and from the norther border (Michigan) to the southern border (Texas).
At the end of the contestant meeting on Sept. 20, each contestant chose a Miss UA bag from the conference table at Alumni Hall, on the campus of UA. The randomly selected bag contained a number that would be the order in which the contestants will appear for the competition at The Bama Theatre.
We will introduce contestants 9-12 below.
Contestant #9 is Ruby Tilghman, from Panama City, FL. Ruby is pursuing a major in Chemistry. Her Community Service Initiative is “Many Mini Musicians-Bridging the Funding Gap in Fine Arts Education.”
Contestant #10 is Marissa Luna, from Birmingham, AL. Marissa is pursuing a major in Business. Her Community Service Initiative is “More Than Meets The Eye.”
Contestant #11 is J-Belle Kimbrell, from Dallas, TX. J-Belle is pursuing a major in Vocal Performance. Her Community Service Initiative is “Street Smarts: Steer Clear of Distractions.”
Contestant #12 is Abby Sosa, from Cullman, AL. Abby is pursuing a major in Nursing. Her Community Service Initiative is “Bridging the Gap: Inspiring Generation Transformation Through Education for Young Hispanics.”
This 2023 Miss University of Alabama Scholarship Program competition is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023 at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa, AL at 7PM.