|Jessica Juanita McCray, 19, of Mount Vernon, Ala., is the winner of the “Look at Me Now” 25th Annual 2008 Miss University of South Alabama Pageant, earning a $1,500 scholarship. McCray, a sophomore pre-professional major, also won a $100 talent award. She was crowned by Miss USA 2007 Morgan Ellis. McCray is the daughter of Lloyd and Edith Witherspoon.
McCray will begin preparing to compete in the Miss Alabama Pageant to be held in June 2008 in Birmingham. This is a preliminary program of the Miss America Pageant.
The fourth runner-up is Amy Robertson of Mobile, a junior theatre major, who earned a $450 scholarship; third runner-up is freshman Hannah Etheridge of Thomasville, Ala., a physical therapy major who earned a $550 scholarship; second runner-up is Chelsea Dean of Spartanburg, S.C., a junior majoring in Spanish and international studies, earned a $650 scholarship; and the first runner-up is Holly Peek from Niceville, Fla., a senior communication and pre-medicine major, who earned a $750 scholarship.