Deidre Downs

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Deidre Downs
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Deidre Downs at the Jimmy Carter Work Project June, 2005
Born (1980-07-07) July 7, 1980 (age 34)
Alabama, U.S.
Alma mater University of Virginia
Samford University
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Occupation Resident physician in obstetrics and gynecology
Employer University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center.
Title Miss Alabama 2004, Miss America 2005
Predecessor Ericka Dunlap
Successor Jennifer Berry
Website
http://www.deidredowns.com/

Deidre Downs (born July 7, 1980) is an American physician and former beauty pageant titleholder. Downs was Miss America 2005 and Miss Alabama 2004.[1][2][3]

Downs initially attended the University of Virginia on a volleyball scholarship. She later attended Samford University[4] and earned scholarship money through pageants. After her year as Miss America, she began medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. She changed her name to Deidre Downs Gunn when she married Andrew Gunn, a high school teacher in 2008.[5] "She is currently a chief resident physician in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama Medical Center."[6]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ericka Dunlap
Miss America
2005
Succeeded by
Jennifer Berry
Preceded by
Catherine Crosby
Miss Alabama
2004
Succeeded by
Shannon Camper