Miss UNA Program


Miss UNA 2023
Lauren Vance
Lauren Brooke Vance is a junior at the University of North Alabama majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Professional Health Sciences with plans to attend medical school and become a pediatrician. Lauren was born and raised in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and graduated as valedictorian from Muscle Shoals High School in 2021. She is the oldest of 5 children, with 4 younger brothers. During high school, she was named Colbert County’s Distinguished Young Woman, was selected as one of two delegates from the state of Alabama for the United States Senate Youth Program, and served as captain of the Color Guard. 
At the University of North Alabama, she is a member of the Cole Honors College where she has served as a mentor, an Associate Justice for the Student Government Association, a Disciple Group Leader for UNA Baptist Campus Ministries, and in the past has served as Freshman Forum Executive Chair and performed with the UNA Marching Pride Color Guard.  She is the recipient of multiple academic and leadership scholarships, a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and has earned Dean’s List honors.
Lauren was crowned Miss University of North Alabama in January of 2023, where she additionally won the talent portion of the competition. Her community service initiative is entitled “The Two Hour Challenge: Trading Virtual for Value”, where she encourages students to take a two hour detox from social media each day and to instead spend that time in a valuable and meaningful way. She hopes to ultimately foster community across UNA’s campus and ultimately the state of Alabama as she prepares to compete in the Miss Alabama competition, and is dedicated to empowering students to remember their true value apart from their online image.


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Miss Alabama Organization

Miss Alabama 2023 

Miss America 2023:  Brianna Burrell

City:  Mobile, Alabama
School: University of South Alabama - Graduate
College Major: Political Science
Social Impact Initiative: SAVE-A-STEM

Miss America Opportunity

Miss America 2023 

Miss America 2023:  Grace Stanke

State:  Wisconsin
School: University of Wisconsin - Madison
College Major: Nuclear Engineering
Social Impact Initiative: Clean Energy, Cleaner Future