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Alexa Jones

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Alexa Jones
Born1981 (age 39–40)
Andalusia, Alabama
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationBirmingham–Southern College
University of Alabama at Birmingham
💼 Occupation
TitleMiss Covered Bridge Festival 2000
Miss Leeds Area 2001
Miss Jubilee 2002
Miss Birmingham–Southern College 2003
Miss Painted Rock 2004
Miss Mobile 2005
Miss Alabama 2005

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Alexa Jones Boatright (born 1981) is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Andalusia, Alabama who was named Miss Alabama 2005. She worked as a news anchor and sports reporter on WIAT-TV from 2007 through 2011.

Career[edit]

Jones began entering pageants as a youth in her local America's Junior Miss competition. She won the 1999 Covington County Junior Miss title, earning a $10,000 scholarship to Birmingham–Southern College.[1] As an 18-year-old, she entered the Miss Leeds Area 1999 pageant and was named 1st runner-up.[1]

Jones competed for the Miss Alabama title five times before her win in 2005:[1] She was named Miss Covered Bridge Festival 2000,[1] Miss Leeds Area 2001,[2] and Miss Jubilee 2002.[3] During her senior year in college, Jones won the crown as Miss Birmingham–Southern College 2003.[4][5][6] She was named Miss Painted Rock 2004 and third runner-up as Miss Alabama 2004.[7][8]

Entering the 2005 state competition as Miss Mobile 2005, Jones won the title of Miss Alabama on June 11, 2005, when she received her crown from outgoing titleholder Shannon Camper.[9][10] Jones' platform was "Arts Education". Her competition talent for Miss Alabama was dancing ballet en pointe to "Fuego" by Bond.[9] In August 2005, Jones was recognized with a homecoming celebration in Andalusia, Alabama, and a joint resolution of the Alabama Legislature.[2]

Jones was Alabama's representative at the Miss America 2006 pageant on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.[11][12][13] Her platform was arts in education through the Renaissance Foundation of Alabama, which she founded.[14][15] Jones was named 2nd runner-up in the competition and won a $15,000 scholarship. She was also named the pageant's Quality of Life 2nd runner-up.[11]

In January 2007, Jones went to work for WIAT ("CBS 42") in Birmingham, Alabama, as the co-host of Wake Up Alabama, a morning news program, and a sports reporter. She left the station in January 2011.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Jones is a 1999 magna cum laude graduate of Andalusia High School in Andalusia, Alabama.[17][18] She is a 1999 initiate of the Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity, Tau Delta chapter,[19] and earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Birmingham–Southern College in 2003.[1][17] When she won Miss Alabama, she was a graduate student in art history at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.[10] She currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband Shane Boatright, Chairman and CEO of Boatright Companies.[20]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Stewart, Patrice (August 7, 2005). "Miss Alabama says chores, dance, pageantry teach discipline". The Decatur Daily. Decatur, AL. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "House Joint Resolution 13". Alabama Legislature. August 11, 2005. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  3. "State Contestants - Alabama 2002". Miss America. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  4. "Alexa Jones crowned Miss Birmingham-Southern College 2003" (Press release). Birmingham-Southern College Office of Communications. October 26, 2002. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  5. "State Contestants - Alabama 2003". Miss America. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  6. "Alexa Jones Crowned Miss Birmingham-Southern College 2003". The Lamar Democrat and Sulligent News. Sulligent, AL. December 4, 2002. p. 9. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  7. "State Contestants - Alabama 2004". Miss America. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  8. "Miss Alabama crowned". Tuscaloosa News. June 14, 2004. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Andalusia's Alexa Jones crowned Miss Alabama 2005". The Gadsden Times. Gadsden, AL. June 13, 2005. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "UAB Student Crowned Miss Alabama". Alabama Public Radio. June 13, 2005. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  11. 11.0 11.1 King, Wendy (January 22, 2006). "Misses Georgia, Alabama Runners-Up To Miss America". The Chattanoogan. Chattanooga, TN. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  12. Watkins, Mia (May 28, 2014). "Miss Alabama fashion through the years". AL.com. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  13. "Miss Alabama". Miss America. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  14. Curran, John (January 22, 2006). "Miss Oklahoma named Miss America 2006". The Gadsden Times. Gadsden, AL. Associated Press. p. A3. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  15. "State Contestants - Alabama 2005". Miss America. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  16. Carlton, Bob (February 1, 2011). "Brooke Smith, who starred during 2002 season of "The Bachelor," joins Birmingham's CBS 42". Birmingham News. Birmingham, AL. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Alexa Jones - Miss Alabama". CMT.com. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  18. "Miss Alabama 2005, Alexa Jones, in Dothan". Dothan, AL: WDHN. June 28, 2005. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  19. "Alexa Jones Finalist in Miss America Pageant". Alpha Omicron Pi. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  20. Dawkins, Stephen (July 10, 2012). "More than 600 attend job fair". Clanton Advertiser. Clanton, AL. Retrieved July 16, 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Shannon Camper
Miss Alabama
2005
Succeeded by
Melinda Toole

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