TROY - Thirteen Troy University students will compete for the title of Miss Troy University on Saturday, Nov. 2.
The 43rd annual pageant will be held at 3 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. The theme for this year's pageant is "Hollywood." Student admission is $5 and general public is $10.
The winner will serve as an ambassador for the University and will compete for the title of Miss Alabama. Contestants are judged on a private interview, an on-stage question, swimsuit, talent and evening gown.
Contestants in this year's pageant are:
Madison Wilson, a senior sport and fitness management major from Hoover. Her platform is "Let's Get Moving: Juvenile Arthritis Advocacy in Action." She will be performing a dance called “Storm."
Hailey Parker, a freshman international business major from Tallassee. Her platform is "The Passion and Inspiration to Change a Life." She will be performing a dance twirl called “Show Me How You Burlesque."
Quantessia Young, a junior psychology major from Notasulga. Her platform is "'Knowledge is Key: Sickle Cell Anemia." She will be performing a contemporary lyrical called “Who You Are," by Jesse J.
Shelby Bottoms, a sophomore elementary education major from Hartford. Her platform is "Operation Smile." She will be interpreting the song “S.M.I.L.E"
Caitlin Mosley, a senior biomedical science major from Pace, Fla. Her platform is "Autism Awareness." She will be performing an extreme martial arts routine.
Connor Murphy-White, a senior theatre and music industry major from Greenville. Her platform is "Know Your ABCs: Art Benefits Children; The Call for Art in Schools." She will be performing a vocal called “Quando me vo."
MeLeah Morris, a junior exercise science major from Ocoee, Fla. Her platform is "Connecting with Disabilities." She will be performing a contemporary dance called “One Night Alone."
Catherine Lacy Trisch, a junior exercise science major from Troy. Her platform is “'Bless the Vets' Pay it Forward." She will be performing a classical vocal called “L'amore Sei Tu."
Brandi Nicole White, a sophomore education major from Dothan. Her platform is "Transforming Lives through the Arts." She will be performing a contemporary dance to a rendition of James Taylor's song “Fire and Rain."
Carlie Spencer, a freshman mathematics and broadcast journalism major from Montgomery. Her platform is "Crafts for Change." She will be performing an acrobatic dance called “Circus Mix."
Mary Kelley Cantrell, a freshman music education major from Sylacauga. Her platform is "Art as a Creative Outlet." She will be performing a vocal aria called “Adele's Laughing Song."
Hannah McDonald, a senior elementary education major from Prattville. Her platform is "Ronald McDonald House Charities." She will be performing a Ballet en Pointe called “The Voice Within."
Amanda Ford, a senior broadcast journalism major from Helena. Her platform is “Relay for Life: Funding the American Cancer Society." She will be performing a Jazz en Pointe to “Can't Buy Me Love."