2022 Miss Alabama

Lindsay Gaines Fincher

Miss Alabama 2022

School: The University of Alabama

College Major: Political Science and Dance

Scholarship Winnings: $31,925

Scholastic Honors: Summa Cum Laude Honors Graduate – 4.0 GPA; UA University Fellow – most selective Honors academic program; UA Presidential Elite Scholarship Recipient (highest award); Member of Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Blue Key, and The Anderson Society Premier Honor Societies – less than 1% of seniors selected; Alpha Chi Omega Overall Academic Achievement Award Recipient; Handley High School Valedictorian

Career Ambition: Professional Dancer/Singer and Attorney

Talent: Jazz Dance

Social Impact Initiative: By creating educational arts curriculum, advocating for pro-arts policy, fundraising for scholarships, and sharing my children’s book, Catalyst aims to ensure that all children, especially those in rural and low-income communities, are able to experience an arts education and discover their own creativity through artistic exploration.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? One of my favorite college professors, Dr. Jacqueline Morgan, told me to “live a eulogy life, not a resume life.” This advice reminds me to live a life of service, impact, and fulfillment rather than simply adding accolades and accomplishments to my resume. My decision to seek adventure, serve others, spread joy, and create a lasting legacy is far more rewarding than any title or award I could receive.