Miss University of Mobile

Brooke Sanders, Miss UM 2014

Miss Brooke Sanders won the 2014 Miss University of Mobile pageant Saturday, Jan. 25, and will represent the University of Mobile throughout the year and in the Miss Alabama Pageant.

She was also selected as the People’s winner.

”Winning Miss University of Mobile is a dream come true,” said Sanders. “The role is so respected on and off campus. I want to fulfill this responsibility with humility, authenticity, and grace.”

Sanders, a junior sociology major from Headland, AL, performed a piano piece titled “Prelude in G Minor” for her talent. Her platform was “Princesses with a Purpose.”

By winning Miss University of Mobile, Sanders has won the opportunity to expand the influence of her platform.

“I started portraying fairytale princesses a year and a half ago at children’s hospitals, festivals, and other venues that needed a touch of magic,” said Sanders. “Being Miss UM, I have already been expanding my network. ‘Princesses with a Purpose’ also works well with the Children’s Miracle Network, which is the Miss America platform.”

The Miss University of Mobile pageant is an official qualifier sponsored by Miss America, giving Sanders the opportunity to participate in the Miss Alabama pageant June 4-7 in Birmingham.

“God has used this university to make me into the person I am today,” said Sanders. “I can give back to the university by praising the educational and spiritual development it offers to students.”

First runner-up, swimsuit, and talent winner is Tiffany Baker, a sophomore music major from Chatom, AL.

Miss Congeniality is Rachel Lucas, a sophomore intercultural studies and education major from Memphis, TN.

About The Miss UM Pageant

Miss UM serves as an official ambassador for the University of Mobile at a variety of events. Each Miss UM promotes a service platform of her choice in the community and competes for scholarships in June at the Miss Alabama Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss America Pageant.

When competing for Miss UM, contestants must have a 3.0 GPA and participate in the following areas of competition:

  • Private Interview (25%
  • Swimsuit (15%)
  • Talent (35%)
  • Evening Wear (20%)
  • On-Stage Question (5%)

The reigning Miss UM receives the following:

  • Full tuition for one year
  • Wardrobe allowance of $1,000
  • Gifts and prizes, valued at over $2,500

For more information about the Miss UM Pageant, contact Kylie Threadgill, Director at

Contact Us

For additional pageant information contact:

Neal Ledbetter, Director of Student Activities

Kylie Threadgill, Miss UM Director