Miss Alaska Teen USA

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Miss Alaska Teen USA
Formation 1983
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Anchorage
Miss Teen USA
Official language
Website Official website
Victoria Ray, Miss Alaska Teen USA 2008
Linda Kay Fickus, Miss Alaska Teen USA 1983

Miss Alaska Teen USA is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Alaska in the Miss Teen USA pageant and the name of the title held by that winner.

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 together with the Miss Alaska 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 never won Miss Teen USA title,[1] 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.

Three Alaska teens later won the Miss Alaska USA title.

Results summary[edit]


  • First runners-up: Marla Johnson (1990)
  • Top 10: Brittany Jackson (2003)
  • Top 15: Sonja Garness (2005)


  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss Teen USA Special awards at Miss Teen USA Notes
2017 Tana Bartels Fairbanks 18 TBA
2016 Nneamaka Isolokwu[2] Anchorage 18
2015 Katelyn Cusack[3][1] Anchorage[1] 17
2014 Whitney Williams Anchorage 17
2013 Kimberly Dawn Agron Anchorage 18

Later Miss Alaska USA 2015 and congeniality winner at Miss USA 2015, tied with Miss Delaware USA Renee Bull[4]

2012 Veronica Temple Eagle River 18 Previously Miss Alaska's Outstanding Teen 2009; Sister of Miss Alaska USA 2010 Sarah Temple
2011 Denali Whiting[5][6] Kotzebue[6] 19 First Inupiaq Eskimo to hold the title[6]
2010 Kali Scott Anchorage 17
2009 Zlata Sushchik[7] Anchorage[7] 19[7]
2008 Victoria Ray Eagle River 18
2007 Muriel Clauson[8] Anchorage 17
2006 Degen Kasper[9] Anchorage 17
2005 Sonja Garness Anchorage 17 Top 15 Sister of Miss Alaska Teen USA 2002
2004 Nina Sutherlin Anchorage 18
2003 Brittany Ann Jackson Wasilla 17 Top 10
2002 Rachel Marie Garness Anchorage 15 Sister of Miss Alaska Teen USA 2005
2001 Danielle Smith Anchorage 18
Kaylen Kelley Resigned due to soccer commitments
2000 Christina Olejniczak Palmer 18 Later Miss Alaska USA 2002
1999 Kjersti Parker Anchorage 18
1998 Sarah Ann Smith Anchorage 16
1997 Laurie Ann Miller Wasilla 18 Later Miss Alaska USA 2000
1996 Brandee McCoskey Anchorage 18
1995 Heather Evans Sitka
1994 Kristina Bellamy Anchorage
1993 Christina Thornton Anchorage
1992 Cindy Bridges Fairbanks
1991 Stacey Stewart Eagle River
1990 Marla Johnson Anchorage 18 1st runner-up
1989 Amy Allen Fairbanks
1988 Joleen Jeffcoat Fairbanks
1987 Lauren Straubb Wasilla
1986 Bobbie Mitchell Fairbanks
1985 Debbie Eason Fairbanks
1984 Dawn Goldy Fairbanks
1983 Linda Kay Fickus Fairbanks Sister of Miss Alaska USA 1980 Debby Fickus[10] Died from breast cancer in 2008.[11]

1 Age at the time of the Miss Teen USA pageant


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  2. ^ "Meet the new Miss Alaska USA and Miss Alaska Teen USA". KTVA Alaska. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Meet Miss Alaska USA & Miss Alaska Teen USA". KTVA Alaska. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Weigle, Lauren (13 July 2015). "Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan Crowned Winner of Miss USA 2015 Pageant". Heavy. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Barber, Victoria (2010-12-11). "Denali Whiting wins Miss Alaska Teen USA". Arctic Sounder. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  6. ^ a b c Rogers, Jillian (23 November 2014). "Bringing Inupiat culture to the beauty pageant stage". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c "Miss Alaska, Miss Alaska Teen USA eager to share their experiences". Juneau Empire. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Alaskan Beauty Crowned". Anchorage Daily News. 2006-12-01. p. B2. 
  9. ^ "Beauty Pageant Winners". Anchorage Daily News. 2006-01-05. p. B2. 
  10. ^ Head, Terry (28 August 1983). "A Day at Pageant Boot Camp". Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Obituary - Linda Kay Manns". Juneau Empire. 24 August 2008. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 

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