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Auburn University grad wins Miss Alabama, heads for Miss America pageant
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Auburn University grad wins Miss Alabama, heads for Miss America pageant

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Lauren Bradford, a recent Auburn University graduate and former Miss Auburn University, is the 2021 Miss Alabama.

Bradford beat out a field of 39 competitors on June 12 to win the Miss Alabama crown at the historic Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. Bradford, who won the 2019 Miss Auburn University title as a freshman, represented Jefferson County in this year’s competition, which was held June 10-12.

The Gulf Shores native graduated from Auburn University in May 2021, earning a bachelor’s degree in finance in three years. She is currently obtaining a master’s degree in finance at Vanderbilt University.

2018 Auburn Christmas Parade (copy)

Miss Auburn University Lauren Bradford waves to the crowd during the Auburn Christmas Parade in December of 2018.

The newly crowned state titleholder took to social media over the weekend, thanking friends and family for the support throughout the competition.

“Alabama is my home,” a post on her Facebook account reads. “It has forever impacted and molded me. I treasure immensely the opportunity to steward my gifts and time in order to give back to the people of Alabama for a year. I am excited to get to work, and to represent Alabama at Miss America.”

Bradford won the evening wear preliminary award Friday evening, according to the Miss Alabama webpage. For the talent portion of the completion, she performed a violin rendition of “My Heart Will Go On.”

Current Miss Auburn University Collins McMurray placed second runner-up at this year’s Miss Alabama.

Bradford served as Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen in 2017, the sister scholarship pageant organization to the Miss America Organization.

Newly crowned Miss Universe Andrea Meza of Mexico visited the top of the Empire State Building on Tuesday after her win at Sunday's pageant.

Bradford will represent the state at the national Miss America competition – the competition’s 100th anniversary—in December.

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