Allison Cook (Miss Oregon)

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Allison Cook
Miss Oregon Allison Cook closeup.jpg
Born Allison Elizabeth Cook
(1994-01-30) January 30, 1994 (age 24)
Education Oregon Institute of Technology
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)[1]
Title Miss City of Sunshine 2012
Miss Southern Gem 2013
Miss Oregon 2013
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color brown
Major
competition(s)
Miss America 2014

Allison Elizabeth Cook (born January 30, 1994) is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Klamath Falls, Oregon, who was crowned Miss Oregon 2013. She competed for the Miss America 2014 title in September 2013 but was not a finalist.

Pageant career[edit]

Early pageants[edit]

Cook entered her first pageant after learning they could help pay for her college education.[2] She sought alternatives after concussion injuries forced her to leave the Oregon Tech basketball and volleyball teams.[3] On April 28, 2012, Cook won the Miss City of Sunshine 2012 title and more than $6,500 in scholarship prizes.[4][5][6]

Cook then competed as one of 23 qualifiers in the June 2012 Miss Oregon pageant with the platform "Athletic Concussion Awareness" and a fiddle performance in the talent portion of the competition.[4][7] She was named fourth runner-up to winner Rachel Berry and won an additional $3,200 in scholarships.[2][8][9] In July 2012, Berry was forced to resign for failing to meet Miss Oregon's residency requirements, advancing original first runner-up Nichole Mead to the title.[10]

Miss Oregon 2013[edit]

On April 21, 2013, Cook was crowned Miss Southern Gem 2013.[6] She entered the Miss Oregon pageant at the Seaside Convention Center in June 2013 as one of 22 qualifiers for the state title.[11][12] Cook's competition talent was an electro-acoustic fiddle performance of the song "Let's Get It Started" by The Black Eyed Peas.[13] Her platform was "Athletic Concussion Awareness".[6][14]

Cook won the competition on Saturday, June 29, 2013, when she received her crown from outgoing Miss Oregon titleholder Nichole Mead.[2][12][13] She earned more than $10,000 in scholarship money and other prizes from the state pageant.[6] As Miss Oregon, her activities included public appearances across the state of Oregon.[14][15]

Her reign continued until June 28, 2014, when she crowned her successor, Rebecca Anderson, as Miss Oregon 2014.[16]

Vying for Miss America[edit]

Cook was Oregon's representative at the Miss America 2014 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September 2013.[6][11] She was noted for being both the youngest and the tallest of that year's competitors.[1] During the pageant's "Show Us Your Shoes" parade, Cook wore cow print boots and a dress covered in Tillamook Cheese wrappers.[17] Cook was not a finalist for the national crown.[17]

Personal life and education[edit]

Cook is a native of Granite Bay, California, and a 2011 graduate of Granite Bay High School.[2] Her father is Steve Cook and her mother is Patti Cook.[2]

Cook is a student at Oregon Institute of Technology where she studies radiology.[2][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crawczak, JoLene (September 12, 2013). "Miss Oregon is the youngest and tallest at Miss America pageant". The Oregonian. Portland, OR: Advance Publications. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Garcia, Stephanie (September 1, 2013). "Miss America, here she comes; Granite Bay teen off to national pageant". The Press-Tribune. Granite Bay, CA: Gold Country Media. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ Silton, Steven (April 10, 2013). "Contestants prepare for Miss Klamath County and Miss City of Sunshine competition at the Ragland April 20". Herald and News. Klamath Falls, OR: Pioneer News Group. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Oregon Tech's Cook Honored at Miss Oregon Pageant". Klamath Falls, OR: Oregon Institute of Technology. July 5, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Miss City of Sunshine Through the Years: 1995 - Present". Miss Klamath County - Miss City of Sunshine Scholarship Pageant. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Avery-Page, Nora (July 12, 2013). "New Miss Oregon from Klamath Falls". Herald and News. Klamath Falls, OR: Pioneer News Group. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ "State Contestants: Oregon - 2012". Miss America. 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ Harbarger, Molly (June 30, 2012). "24-year-old from Willamette Valley wins Miss Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, OR: Advance Publications. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ Sedlak, Rebecca (July 2, 2012). "Miss Willamette Valley Takes The Miss Oregon Crown". Portland, OR: Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ Kelly, Devin (July 23, 2012). "Newport native Nichole Mead named the new Miss Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, OR: Advance Publications. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "State Contestants: Oregon - 2013". Miss America. 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Local student named Miss Oregon". Herald and News. Klamath Falls, OR: Pioneer News Group. June 29, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c "Oregon Tech Student Wins Miss Oregon 2013". Klamath Falls, OR: Oregon Institute of Technology. July 3, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b Muller, Sky (January 29, 2014). "Miss Oregon talks brain injury in Coos County". Coos Bay, OR: KCBY-TV. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  15. ^ Rasmussen, Randy L. (September 28, 2013). "Miss Oregon Allison Cook serves as Grand Marshal of Centennial High School homecoming parade". The Oregonian. Portland, OR: Advance Publications. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  16. ^ Spitaleri, Ellen (June 30, 2014). "Anderson crowned Miss Oregon 2014". Portland Tribune. Portland, OR: Pamplin Media Group. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  17. ^ a b Avery-Page, Nora (October 12, 2013). "Miss Oregon reflects on the Miss America pageant". Herald and News. Klamath Falls, OR: Pioneer News Group. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nichole Mead
Miss Oregon
2013
Succeeded by
Rebecca Anderson