TROY - Caitlin Crowe, a junior broadcast journalism major from Tuscaloosa, claimed the Miss Troy University title Saturday during the 42nd annual pageant at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus.
A graduate of American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa, Crowe is the daughter of Greg and Patti Crowe. She sang “Almost Like Being in Love” during the talent portion of the competition. Her platform is “Royal Family Kids Camp,” the nation’s leading network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children, ages 6 to 12.
“Royal Family Kids is a great program that provides opportunities for abused or neglected children thanks to a network of local churches throughout the country,” Crowe said. “I began working with the program four years ago when my church, Valley View Baptist in Tuscaloosa, started a camp. I saw the difference it made in the lives of those children and I couldn’t wait to work with them again the following year.”
At TROY, Crowe is a Student Government Association senator, publicity chair for the PanHellenic Council and a member of Kappa Delta sorority and the College Republicans.
Contestants in the Miss America preliminary event are judged on private interview, an on-stage question, swimsuit, talent and evening gown. As Miss Troy University, Crowe will serve as an ambassador for the University and compete in June for the title of Miss Alabama.
Amanda Ford, a sophomore broadcast journalism major from Helena, was the first runner-up and also won the talent portion of the competition. Madison Wilson, a junior sport and fitness management major from Hoover, was second runner-up and swimsuit winner. Lauren Molella, a junior pre-med/dance major from Millbrook, N.Y., was third runner-up, while Hillary Ann Anderson, a junior broadcast journalism major from Rehobeth was fourth runner-up. Quantessia Young, a sophomore psychology major from Notasulga won Miss Congeniality.