A native of Dothan, Katelyn Vinson was crowned Miss Alabama USA on 15 January 2022 and represented Alabama at the Miss USA 2022 pageant in Reno, Nevada. Katelyn studied business administration at Auburn University and dreams of working in the music industry.
Katelyn is a Senior at Auburn University, where she is majoring in Business Administration while pursuing a minor in Marketing. Katelyn has a deep passion and natural ear for music. She hopes to one day become an artists and repertoire representative for a Christian record label. This goal would allow her to combine her love of music with the many different aspects of the business environment, including finance, accounting, and management she has learned during her time at Auburn. Her ultimate desire is to make others’ dreams a reality by scouting out developing artists and assisting them in the process of scoring a record deal. Katelyn enjoys staying active, whether it is walking her dog Goose, taking a yoga class, or lifting weights at the gym. Using food as medicine has taught Katelyn the power of eating foods that nourish the body. She hopes to educate and inspire people of all ages to lead healthy, balanced lifestyles.Additionally, she would like to bring awareness to the importance of “brain health” and how this can contribute towards erasing the stigma surrounding mental health.Born and raised in Dothan, Alabama, Katelyn is overjoyed to have the opportunity to give back to the state that has shaped her into the woman she is today.
The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Katelyn’s state pageant photos.
Lights, camera, action! Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.
Katelyn competed once before she won, finishing third runner-up to Alexandria Flanigan at Miss Alabama USA 2021.
All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Katelyn’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Sophie Burzynski as Miss Alabama USA 2023.
Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are “after the crown” photos.