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Lauren Vance Crowned Miss UNA 2023

Jan. 21, 2023

Michelle R. Eubanks , UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256.765.4392

FLORENCE, AL – University of North Alabama sophomore Lauren Vance, of Muscle Shoals, has been crowned Miss UNA 2023 at the Miss UNA program, “The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Saturday evening at Norton Auditorium. Vance will now move on to compete for the title of Miss Alabama. Vance is a Professional Biochemistry major, and she performed a classical piano performance for the talent portion of the program. 

10 candidates competed for the title of Miss UNA in four stages, including interview, on-stage question, talent, and evening ware.

  • Mallory Brewer, of Killen, was named first runner-up.
  • Caitlin McCrary, of Double Springs, was named second runner-up.
  • Maddie Davis, of Cullman, was named third runner-up.
  • Mallory Brewer of Jesselin Unger, of Killen and Wetumpka respectively, were named Miss Congeniality.
  • Lauren Vance, of Muscle Shoals, was named the Talent Winner
  • Caitlin McCray, of Double Springs, was named Outstanding Service Award Winner. 

Miss UNA will receive a one-year tuition scholarship as well as a Miss UNA Custom Designed Ring, provided by Creative Jewelers in downtown Florence. Caitlin McCrary, of Double Springs, was the winner of the amethyst and white topaz sterling silver heart necklace for receiving the most votes for her custom ring design. 

The Miss UNA program is an official preliminary for the Miss Alabama and Miss America events. The program provides an opportunity for contestants to compete for scholarship funding and prizes.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/