Brianna Burrell was crowned Miss Alabama 2023 on Saturday, July 1, at Samford University’s Wright Center in Birmingham, Alabama. She overcame 41 other contestants to earn the title and will represent Alabama in the Miss America 2024 competition.
Brianna Burrell, previously elected Miss Baldwin County, received the title, sash, crown, and $15,000 scholarship from her predecessor, Miss Alabama 2022 Lindsay Gaines Fincher. Burrell sobbed as her name was called the winner and thanked God for her success.
Burrell said backstage after her win-
“I feel ecstatic, a whirlwind of emotions, but I’m super honored for this opportunity God gave me. I’m ready to hit the ground running to work for this great state of Alabama.”
In the 102-year competition history, Brianna Burrell became the third Black woman to win the Miss Alabama crown. The previous champions were Kalyn Chapman James from 1993 and Tiara Pennington from 2019–2020. Because of the Covid-19 lockout, Pennington retained the title for one additional year.
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Brianna Burrell is a Graduate of Political Science and Philosophy
Brianna Burrell, a 25-year-old native of Mobile, Alabama, competed in the Miss Alabama pageant the year before, finishing as the first runner-up.
Brianna, a University of South Alabama alumnus with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and philosophy, is prepared to make public appearances, participate in charitable endeavors, address community groups, and inspire youngsters through her community service initiative SAVE-A-STEM.
The initiative encourages girls and children of color in underfunded schools to explore their math, science, technology, and engineering interests.
Three preliminary rounds of the Miss Alabama 2023 pageant were held at the same location from Wednesday to Friday. The categories included talent shows, evening gowns, health and fitness, and an on-stage interview showcasing community service programs.
The talent competition, where Brianna Burrell performed the gospel song Alabaster Box, initially performed by CeCe Winans, earned her two preliminary victories last week and the crown for this year.
Brianna Burrell, a supporter of STEM education, served as a student assistant on the University of South Alabama’s institutional review board from 2017 to 2019. She has previously worked as a child nutrition intern at the non-profit organization Feeding the Gulf Coast and served on the state’s mayoral equality task force committee.
Miss Mobile Bay 2022, Miss Saraland High School, and Miss Baldwin County 2023 were also titles she earned. She has participated actively in The Miss America Organization for two years. She is eager to obtain a Master’s in educational management from the University of Alabama.
As part of her social impact effort after 2022, Brianna Burrell partnered with STEM SPORTS USA to further the STEM field and published a children’s book titled Investigation Nation: Who Made It?
“It was an accomplishment; it was confirmation; it was excitement. It was me wanting to scream congratulations to the other girls. It was just a massive, massive amount of thoughts and emotions and gratitude and just a pat on the back for myself. I had to realize that I did the hard work, and God wanted to recognize that, and I’m so honored that He gave me this opportunity.”
Miss Alabama 2023 Had a Brand-New Segment This Year
42 contestants in all competed for the title of Miss Alabama 2023. This year, in place of the swimsuit competition, the pageant featured a brand-new health and fitness portion where the contestants donned gear made especially for The Miss America Organization by Rebel Athletic and performed on stage.
In addition to Brianna Burrell, the other finalists were Emma Terry (Miss UAB), Ibby Dickson (Miss University of Alabama), Hannah Adams (Miss Birmingham), and Abbie Stockard (Miss Trussville). They each received scholarships worth $5000, $3000, $2500, and $2,000, respectively. The other semi-finalists each won $1500, while the competitors received $1250.
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