5 September 2007
Jamie Langley Preparing to Compete
for Miss America Crown
By Kevin Taylor
The Alexander City Outlook
Reprinted here in its entirety.
Miss Alabama Living Out Childhood Dream
Jamie Langley knew she wanted to be Miss Alabama 12 years ago when she saw her older sister Julia compete for the title.
six years of competing in the Miss Alabama pageant system, Jamie
Langley's wish came true and now she is preparing to compete for the
ultimate crown as Miss America.
The Wadley native took a few
minutes of her busy schedule touring the state to talk and entertain
the Alexander City Civitan Club Tuesday night Trinity United Methodist
And most days, Langley is on the road speaking in one
town or two to share her platform, which is cardiac care, or just talk
about her experiences as Miss Alabama and her preparation for Miss
America in Las Vegas.
"[I] stay busy preparing for Miss America
and doing something with Miss Alabama every day," the Jacksonville
State senior said. "I could be in the southern end of the state early
in the morning and be back in Birmingham later that night."
A vibrant and personal young woman, Langley wasn't always a social butterfly by her own admission.
"My mom put me in pageants at 3 years old to interact with other people more," she said.
Now that quiet little girl has aspirations of talking to millions of people each day as a broadcast entertainment reporter.
"You can't live in Alabama and not be a sports fan. I'm a big sports buff,
but I think covering entertainment news is in my blood," she said.
Langley will continue to travel the state for the remainder of the year before
traveling to Las Vegas in late January 2008 to compete for Miss America.
It's been two years since Miss Alabama was crowned Miss America, Deidre Downs was crowned in 2005. Ten years before Downs wore the crown
another Jacksonville State University student - Heather Whitestone - donned the Miss America crown.
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