Miss Alabama USA

A Gadsden woman now wears the crown of Miss Alabama USA. 22-year-old Mary Margaret McCord was one of 33 young women competing at the 61st annaul pageant, held at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. McCord was named the winner on Saturday night. The victory was several years in the making. In 2011, McCord was third runner-up in the Miss Alabama USA pageant and last year, she was first runner-up. She now goes on to the nationally-televised Miss USA pageant next summer.