AL.com Caitlin Brunell, a 22-year-old recent graduate of the University of Alabama, was crowned Miss Alabama at Samford Univeristy’s Wright Center Saturday night. “I’m in complete shock,” she said shortly after her crowning. “I don’t know if I even have words to describe, but I have worked so hard for this moment. I could not be more proud to represent this state. This is an absolute honor and blessing. I’m just so thankful.” Brunell, the daughter of retired NFL star Mark Brunell, is a dancer whose platform is Caitlin’s Closet. She is from Tuscaloosa. She competed as Miss Leeds Area and had won two preliminary competitions leading up to Saturday’s final night. She said her favorite portion of the competition was talent. Brunell has been dancing since she was 3. She chose to perform to “Let It Go” from the Disney hit “Frozen.” “The song I think just really resonated with me and kind of told my life story so it was a lot of fun to dance to that song,” she said. The new Miss Alabama wins a variety of scholarships and will represent Alabama in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September. This was Brunell’s third time competing in the pageant. She said the first thing she said to herself was “oh my gosh” when her name was called as the winner. “That’s all I could think about, just favor,” she said. “It’s such a blessing.”
The last time we checked in with Mark Brunell, he was ripping Johnny Manziel for partying in Vegas over Memorial Day Weekend, and now his hot 22-year-old daughter Caitlin Brunell wins Miss Alabama 2014. I almost hope that somewhere down the line, Johnny Manziel meets and starts dating Caitlin Brunell, only out of spite since Mark Brunell was so critical of him partying in Vegas.