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11 June 2007
JSU Student Wins Miss Alabama

Congratulations Jamie Langley - Miss Alabama 2007!!!!!!

Birmingham, Alabama – June 9, 2007 – Saturday evening--Jamie Langley, a 23-year-old senior at Jacksonville State University, was chosen Miss Alabama 2007. Held at Samford University’s Wright Center, the 2007 Miss Alabama Pageant featured 48 contestants from across the state.

Moments after being selected, Langley shared her excitement about winning the Miss Alabama title. “I am already looking forward to my duties this year - traveling, meeting new people and getting the word out about my platform, which is the American Heart Association, and the Children’s Miracle Network, the newly adopted national platform of the Miss America Organzation,” said Langley.

As Miss Alabama, Langley receives a $10,000 scholarship and the opportunity to compete for the Miss America title in Las Vegas, Nevada. A native of Wadley, Alabama, Langley is majoring in Communication and pursuing a minor in Music. She hopes to pursue a career in entertaining reporting upon the completion of her degree at JSU.

During her year as Miss Alabama, Langley will travel throughout the state advocating her platform issue. Langley became aware of the difficulties associated with heart disease at the age of 5 when her father, Jeff Langley, suffered from a heart attack. She will talk to various government representatives, business leaders, community groups and citizens-at-large, urging them to get involved in the importance of heart disease prevention.

Nan Tanninbaum, president of the Miss Alabama Pageant, commented on the new Miss Alabama. “Jamie embodies the qualities a role model for young women and girls should have,” said Tanninbaum. “She’s talented, ambitious and accomplished. We are excited about working with her this year.”

Other JSU students competing this year were: Haley Arrington, competing as Miss East Central Alabama, a Top Ten finalist; and Jessica Andrews, Miss JSU 2007, who received a total of $2,000 to forward her educational goals.

Established in 1921, the Miss Alabama Pageant provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. Contestants also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals. A not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America Organization, the Miss Alabama Pageant has made available more than $117,000 in cash scholarships and more than $4 million in in-kind scholarships to the 48 contestants this year. Winners of the annual Miss Alabama competition are eligible to compete in the Miss America Competition, held every year in Las Vegas.

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Each year, the Miss America Organization makes available more than $40 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance. Based in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs. On an annual basis, Miss America state and local titleholders, along with the Organization’s network of volunteers, participate in more than 12,000 community-service projects, providing in excess of 500,000 service hours to worthy causes. For more information about the Miss America Organization please visit

To book an appearance by Jamie Langley, Miss Alabama 2007, contact Eve Grey by email at For more information about the Miss Alabama Pageant, please visit

Jamie Langley - Wednesday's Talent Winner at the Miss Alabama Pageant 2007.

Jamie Langley being introduced as Miss Alabama 2007 at the Miss Alabama Pageant held June 9, 2007.

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