BIRMINGHAM – Miss Alabama 2022 is Lindsay Fincher of Wedowee.
Fincher was crowned on Saturday night in the competition held at the Wright Center of Samford University in Birmingham.
A graduate of Handley High School, the 22-year-old tied in Wednesday’s preliminary talent competition for her jazz dance to Elvis’ “Bossa Nova Baby.” Fincher competed as Miss University of Alabama.
She also won the red carpet (evening gown) competition in Thursday’s preliminaries.
Fincher was a finalist for the Catherine Crosby Community Service Award with her social impact initiative “Catalyst: Arts for All.”
Fincher is the daughter of Sonja and the late Jay Fincher of Wedowee, and the granddaughter of Faye and the late Gerald McCord of Roanoke and the late Sue Fincher of Wedowee.
Among the 40 candidates in the Miss Alabama competition were two other Randolph County residents.
Miss Auburn University is McKenzie Gay, 21, of Woodland. Gay’s social impact initiative is “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Autism Spectrum Disorder.” For her talent, she danced to “What a Wonderful World.” Gay was one of eight non-finalist talent winners.
Another Handley graduate competing for the title was Whitney Wright, 20, who is Miss Southern Union. Wright sang “I Have Nothing.” Her social impact initiative is “Astounding Autistic Angels.”
Fincher, who will represent Alabama in the Miss America Competition, is Randolph County’s second Miss Alabama. Miss Alabama 2007 is Wadley native Jamie Langley Henderson.