Miss Alaska USA

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Miss Alaska USA
Formation 1959
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Anchorage
Location
Membership
Miss USA
Official language
English
Website Official website
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss America, see Miss Alaska.
Courtney Carroll, Miss Alaska USA 2008
1971 pageant winner Kathy Hartman rides in a parade (possibly the Golden Days Parade) in Fairbanks.

The Miss Alaska USA competition, previously known as Miss Alaska Universe,[1][2] is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Alaska in the Miss USA pageant and the name of the title held by its winner.

Alaska's highest placement was in 1964, with Patricia Marlin as the second runner up. Alaska's most recent placement was in 1990 when Karin Meyer placed in the top 6. Alaska held the most wins in the pageant's history for "Best State Costume," until the category was discontinued in 1994. Two Miss Alaska USA titleholders were former Miss Alaska Teen USA titleholders and two were former Miss Alaska titleholders who competed at Miss America.

The pageant has been held in both Anchorage and Fairbanks, where it was held in conjunction with Winter Carnival.[2][3]

Results summary[edit]

Placements in Miss USA[edit]

  • 2nd runner-up: Patricia Marlin (1964)
  • Top 6: Karin Meyer (1990)
  • Top 10: Patricia Lane (1972), Barbara Samuelson (1978)

Awards[edit]

  • Miss Congeniality: Toni Lynn McFadden (1982), Kimberly Agron (2015)
  • Miss Photogenic: Courtney Carroll (2008)
  • Best State Costume: Carla Sullivan (1965), Linda Louise Rowley (1969), Katherine Hartman (1971), Patricia Lane (1972)

Winners[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Name Hometown Age1 Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2016 Ariane Audett Anchorage 21
2015 Kimberly Agron Anchorage 20 Miss Congeniality (tied with Miss Delaware USA 2015 Renee Bull)[4] Previously Miss Alaska Teen USA 2013
2014 Kendall Bautista Eagle River 21 Later Miss Alaska 2016
2013 Melissa McKinney Anchorage 26
2012 Jessica Kazmierczak Salcha 21
2011 Jessica Chuckran Anchorage 23
2010 Sarah Temple Eagle River 21 Sister of Miss Alaska's Outstanding Teen 2009 & Miss Alaska Teen USA 2012- Veronica Temple
2009 Jessica Nolin Palmer 22
2008 Courtney Carroll Fairbanks 25 Miss Photogenic[5]
2007 Blair Chenoweth Anchorage 25 Previously Miss Alaska 2003
2006 Noelle Meyer Wasila/Eagle River/Roberts, Wis. 25
2005 Aleah Scheick Anchorage 22
2004 Cari Leyva Anchorage 20 Later Miss Alaska 2007
2003 Stacey Storey Eagle River 23 Previously Miss Alaska 1995
Non-finalist at Miss Texas USA 2000-2001
2002 Christine Olejniczak Palmer 20 Previously Miss Alaska Teen USA 2000
2001 Ivette Fernandez Fairbanks 25
2000 Laurie Ann Miller Palmer 21 Previously Miss Alaska Teen USA 1997
1999 Anna Ruble Anchorage 26
1998 Pamela Kott Anchorage Daughter of Pete Kott
1997 Rea Bavilla Unalaska 23 Current director of the Miss Alaska USA and Miss Alaska Teen USA pageants
1996 Janelle Canady Eagle River 23
1995 Theresa Lindley Anchorage
1994 Dawn Stuvek Anchorage
1993 Teresa Gates Anchorage
1992 Kelly Quirk Anchorage
1991 Tiffany Smith Tok
1990 Karin Meyer Anchorage Top 6 Finalist 1st runner-up at Miss 1992 World America, semifinalist in Miss Asia Pacific 1992
1989 Tina Geraci Eagle River
1988 Raun Reaves Anchorage 4th runner up in Miss Oktoberfest 1988
1987 Shelly Dunlevy Anchorage
1986 Kim Christopher-Taylor Fairbanks
1985 Kari Moore Fairbanks
1984 Sherri McNealley Fort Wainwright
1983 Amy Harms Fairbanks
1982 Toni Lynn McFadden Fairbanks Miss Congeniality
1981 Shelly Brunaugh Fairbanks
1980 Debby Fickus Fairbanks Sister of Miss Alaska Teen USA 1983 Linda Kay Fickus
1979 Kimberley Fidler North Pole
1978 Barbara Samuelson Anchorage Top 10 Semifinalist
1977 Edith Baker North Pole 21 Married Michael C Desmond in 1980.
1976 Liz Staib Anchorage
1975 Andie Higgins[6] Fairbanks[6] 19[6]
1974 Cynthia Dickerson[7] Anchorage[7]
1973 Wendy Curwen[8] Chugach 21[8]
1972 Patricia Lane[9] Anchorage[9] Top 10 Semifinalist Best State Costume
1971 Katherine Hartman[10] Fairbanks[10] Best State Costume
1970 Therese Press[11] Fairbanks[11]
1969 Linda Louise Rowley[12] Fairbanks[12] Best State Costume
1968 Sharon Long[13] Anchorage[13]
1967 Mary Lou Helfrich[14] Fairbanks[14]
1966 Elrita Blakensop Fairbanks
1965 Carla Sullivan Fairbanks Best State Costume
1964 Patricia Marlin North Pole 2nd runner-up 1st runner up in Miss World USA 1964
1963 Nina Whaley Fairbanks
1962 Teresa Hanson Fairbanks
1961 Judy Onstad Fairbanks
1960 Evelyn Bly Fairbanks
19592 Anna Lekanof Anchorage
1 Age at the time of the Miss Alaska USA pageant
2 From 1952 to 1958 Alaska sent delegates to the Miss Universe pageant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Alaska-Universe Pageant Change Noted". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 6 March 1971 – via Newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ a b "'Dano' MacArthur arrives for Miss Alaska-Universe". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 11 March 1972. 
  3. ^ "Miss Alaska-Universe Key Part of Winter Carnival March 9". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 26 February 1968. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ Brown, Robin (13 July 2015). "Renee Bull breaks 'Delaware Curse' in Miss USA pageant". The News Journal. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (14 April 2008). "Texas Entrepreneur Crowned Miss USA". The Elwell Call-Leader. p. 7. 
  6. ^ a b c "'Universe' Winner Selected". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 10 March 1975. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ a b "Anchorage Contestant Named Miss Alaska-Universe". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 18 March 1974. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ a b "Wendy Curwen wins crown in Miss Alaska-Universe contest". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 12 March 1973. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. 
  9. ^ a b "Pat Lane Alaska's Choice for Miss Universe pageant". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 13 March 1972. p. 1. 
  10. ^ a b "Kathy Hartman wears the crown as Miss Alaska-Universe, 1971". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 16 March 1971. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ a b "Miss Alaska-Universe leaves for Miss USA pageant in Florida". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 7 May 1970. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ a b "Linda Rowley Joint Winner". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 14 April 1969. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 
  13. ^ a b "Miss Alaska-Universe to Crown New Queen Tonight". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 12 April 1969 – via Newspapers.com. 
  14. ^ a b "Mary Lou's Year Exciting, Hectic". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 29 February 1968. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com. 

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