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Catherine Crosby

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Catherine Crosby
Born1979/1980 (age 41–42)
Brewton, Alabama
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
TitleEscambia County's Junior Miss 1998
Miss Auburn University 2001
Miss Painted Rock 2002
Miss Homewood Area 2003
Miss Alabama 2003[1]

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Catherine Crosby Long is an American actress, lawyer and beauty pageant titleholder. She was named Miss Alabama 2003 and was a semi-finalist at Miss America 2004.

Pageant career[edit]

Crosby was selected as Escambia County's Junior Miss in 1998.[2] She was crowned Miss Auburn University in 2001 but failed to place in the Miss Alabama competition that year. She won the Miss Painted Rock 2002 title and placed in the top ten at Miss Alabama 2002.[3]

In 2003, Crosby was crowned Miss Homewood Area.[4] Entering the 2003 Miss Alabama pageant as one of 50 finalists, Crosby's preliminary competition talent for Miss Alabama was playing the flute.[3][4] Crosby won the state competition on Saturday, June 14, 2003, when she received her crown from outgoing Miss Alabama titleholder Scarlotte Deupree.[5][6]

During her reign as Miss Alabama, Crosby appeared on an April 2004 episode of TLC's While You Were Out titled "Sweet Disco Alabama".[7] She had the show makeover her then-boyfriend's basement rec room.[8]

Crosby was Alabama's representative at the Miss America 2004 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Her platform was "First Vote: America's Freedom to Choose", a program to teach young Americans the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, with a focus on voting.[3][6] Her competition talent was performing "Riverdance" on a flute. Crosby was a Top 15 semi-finalist for the title and won a Quality of Life award for her community work.[1]

Her reign as Miss Alabama continued until Deidre Downs was crowned on June 12, 2004.[9] (Downs was Crosby's first runner-up in 2003.)[4]

Personal life[edit]

Crosby is a native of Brewton, Alabama,[5] Her father is Larry Crosby, an insurance agency owner, and her mother is Ann Crosby, a banker.[3][6][10][11] Crosby has one sister, Elizabeth.[11] She married Frank Long on August 4, 2007. They have two sons, Franklin and Crosby.[12]


Crosby is a 1998 graduate of T. R. Miller High School in Brewton.[6][13] In high school, she was a member of the band and president of her senior class.[3]

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Auburn University in 2002.[6] While an undergraduate, she earned admission to the Lambda Sigma sophomore honor society and the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society.[14]

Crosby earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in May 2007.[14] Since August 2007, she has been an associate in the Birmingham, Alabama, law office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz.[12][14]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Miss Alabama History". Miss Alabama. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  2. "Town makes preparation for homecoming event". Brewton Standard. Brewton, AL. July 30, 2003. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Grimes, Lydia (August 6, 2003). "Crosby, Miss Alabama 2003". Brewton Standard. Brewton, AL. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Blankenship, Robert (June 18, 2003). "Brewton native crowned Miss Alabama". Brewton Standard. Brewton, AL. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Brewton native named Miss Alabama". Associated Press. June 14, 2003.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Bonner, Jo (September 17, 2003). "Congratulations To Miss Catherine Crosby, Miss Alabama 2004" (PDF). Congressional Record. United States Government Printing Office. p. E1818. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  7. "While You Were Out: Season 2, Episode 40 - Birmingham: Sweet Disco Alabama". TV.com. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  8. "Thursday's Highlights". Del Rio News-Herald. Del Rio, TX. January 9, 2005. p. 22. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  9. "Downs wins Miss Alabama, Camper first runner-up". The Gadsden Times. Gadsden, AL. June 13, 2004. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  10. Grimes, Lydia (June 23, 2004). "Still going after all these years". Brewton Standard. Brewton, AL. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Miss Alabama". Miss America. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Catherine Crosby Interview". Pageant Interviews. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  13. Grimes, Lydia (September 16, 2003). "Crosby set to compete for title". Brewton Standard. Brewton, AL. Retrieved July 23, 2014.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "Catherine Crosby Long". Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. Retrieved July 23, 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Scarlotte Deupree
Miss Alabama
Succeeded by
Deidre Downs

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