Hoover resident Madison Guthrie is currently preparing to compete at the Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La. on July 12.
As Miss Alabama, she will join fellow contestants from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia for the two-week event.
Guthrie always had interests in modeling, travel, fashion, makeup, photography and spreading the word of Christ, she said. Pageantry gave her an opportunity to combine her interests. She has focuses on many platforms with her title, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer and suicide prevention.
Miss USA will air live on NBC at 7 p.m. For more information, visit missuniverse.com.