Valley woman wins beauty queen crown

Valley woman wins beauty queen crown

A Shoals woman now holds a unique beauty queen title for the state of Alabama.

88-year-old Elizabeth Gamble beat out competition from all over the state to win the title of 2007 Ms. Alabama Nursing Home. Gamble lives at the Mitchell Hollingsworth Nursing Home in Florence.

Last weekend she wowed the judges in Birmingham with her regal beauty, singing voice, and witty personality. Gamble says she entered he pageant to meet new people and never expected to win.

"I'm gutsy, I don't give up very easily and I have really enjoyed every minute of it. [I've] Met so many nice people and they just couldn't do [more] nice things for me," said Gamble.

During Gamble's reign she'll make appearances at nursing homes throughout Alabama. She says she plans to encourage residents to live life to the fullest.