Miss Alabama 2014 is sharing her platform of giving back to the community.
Caitlin Brunell was crowned earlier this month. The 22-year old University of Alabama graduate won the title competing as Miss Leeds Area and performed dance as her talent.
Brunell visited WTOK Tuesday to tell us about her non-profit organization, called Caitlin's Closet.
"It provides homecoming and prom dresses for young women, men's and women's suits for those who need to get back in the workforce, and wedding dresses," said Brunell. "So it's more than just a beauty pageant. This is a scholarship program that has done wonders for me and for girls across the country."
Brunell won more than $14,000 in scholarship money by winning the Miss Alabama title. She plans to use the money to pursue a master's degree.
Brunell will compete in the Miss America Pageant Sept. 14, which will air live on WTOK-TV.