JSU Alumna Jennifer Curvin Wins Mrs. Alabama Title and is
Looking Forward to National Pageant
By Margaret Anderson
Community Life Editor
The Jacksonville News
Reprinted here in its entirety.
|Newly-crowned Mrs. Alabama Jennifer Curvin at the pageant. Photo special to the News
As a child, Jennifer Curvin dreamed of entering beauty pageants. As she grew
older, she did enter a few. She won the title of Miss Pleasant Valley High
School when she was a junior. Then, at Jacksonville State, she entered the
Northeast Alabama International Women’s Pageant and won.
Even after she and her husband Jonathan married, her dream of entering
On June 30 at Wright Center Concert Hall on the campus of Samford University,
Jennifer won the big one. She was named Mrs. Alabama.
Judging was based on personality, interview, swimsuit and evening wear.
“I was very nervous going into it,” said Jennifer. “Once I got there and met
all the women in it, the nervousness went away. They were all so nice. I made a
lot of new friends. I’ll always have memories of it.”
She said Jonathan was initially somewhat reluctant about her entering the
“He was reserved at first, but then he knew it was something I wanted to do
and when I want to do something he always backs me up,” said Jennifer. “He told
me he knew I’d win it.”
She will use her new title to talk to children throughout the state during
Jennifer said she is looking forward to representing Alabama at the national
pageant Sept. 5 — her husband’s birthday — in Tucson, Ariz. It will be televised
on the WE-TV network.
“I think it will be an awesome experience,” she said. “And then to go on and
represent the country in the Mrs. World Pageant would be wonderful.”
“I think Jennifer has all the qualities to make a great Mrs. America,” said
Mrs. Alabama America Pageant executive director Rhonda Garrett Gilliam. “She is
smart, personable and is beautiful both inside and out. The married women of
Alabama have a great representative in Jennifer Curvin.”
The Curvins have a 2-year-old son, Zeke. Jennifer is the daughter of David
and Tina Bryant. Her grandparents are Haskell and Eileen Pritchett and David L.
Bryant and the late Mary Elizabeth Bryant.
Jennifer received a bachelor of science in family and consumer science from
Jacksonville State University in December 2006. She filled in last year for a
teacher at Ohatchee High School and is now awaiting a fulltime teaching
“I’m hoping for an opening,” she said. “I love teaching home economics.”
About Margaret Anderson
Margaret Anderson is the Community Life editor for The Jacksonville News.
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