Miss Alaska Teen USA
The Miss Alaska Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Alaska in the Miss Teen USA pageant. It is a part of the Miss Universe Organization which also holds the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants as well. The Miss Alaska Teen USA pageant is generally held in the late fall or early winter in Anchorage, Alaska coinciding with the Miss Alaska USA pageant (the official preliminary to Miss USA).
There are three categories of competition which include Personality Interview, Swimsuit, and Evening gown. The fourth judging category is the on-stage impromptu question that is completed by the top five finalists.
Alaska has not had a great deal of success at Miss Teen USA, with only three teens making the cut. However, Marla Johnston placed 1st runner-up to Bridgette Wilson of Oregon at Miss Teen USA 1990. The other two placements are recent, coming in 2003 and 2005. Alaska has not won any special awards.
Sonja Garness, Miss Alaska Teen USA 2005 and Rachel Garness, Miss Alaska Teen USA 2002, are sisters.
Denali Whiting, Miss Alaska Teen USA 2011 is the first noted Inupiaq Eskimo to hold the title.
Two Alaska teens have gone on to win the Miss Alaska USA title.
- First runners-up: Marla Johnson (1990)
- Top 10: Brittany Jackson (2003)
- Top 15: Sonja Garness (2005)
|Year||Name||Hometown||Age1||Placement at Miss Teen USA||Special awards at Miss Teen USA||Notes|
|2013||Kimberly Dawn Agron||Anchorage||18||Graduated from A.J. Dimond High School a year early. Goes by K.D.|
|2012||Veronica Temple||Eagle River||18||Previously Miss Alaska's Outstanding Teen 2009; Sister of Miss Alaska USA 2010- Sarah Temple|
|2011||Denali Whiting||Kotzebue||19||1st Runner up Miss Alaska Teen USA 2009, Voted Miss Congeniality 2011 by fellow contestants.|
|2008||Victoria Ray||Eagle River||18|
|2005||Sonja Garness||Anchorage||17||Top 15||Sister of Miss Alaska Teen USA 2002|
|2003||Brittany Ann Jackson||Wasilla||17||Top 10|
|2002||Rachel Marie Garness||Anchorage||15||Sister of Miss Alaska Teen USA 2005|
|Kaylen Kelley||Resigned due to soccer commitments|
|2000||Christina Olejniczak||Palmer||18||Later Miss Alaska USA 2002|
|1998||Sarah Ann Smith||Anchorage||16|
|1997||Laurie Ann Miller||Wasilla||18||Later Miss Alaska USA 2000|
|1991||Stacey Stewart||Eagle River|
|1990||Marla Johnson||Anchorage||1st runner-up|
|1983||Linda Kay Fickus||Fairbanks|
1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant
- Barber, Victoria (2010-12-11). "Denali Whiting wins Miss Alaska Teen USA". Arctic Sounder. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
- "Alaskan Beauty Crowned". Anchorage Daily News. 2006-12-01. p. B2.
- "Beauty Pageant Winners". Anchorage Daily News. 2006-01-05. p. B2.