Miss Alaska USA
The Miss Alaska USA competition, previously known as Miss Alaska Universe, 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 2017 when Alyssa London placed in the top 10. 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.
Placements in Miss USA
- 2nd runner-up: Patricia Marlin (1964)
- Top 6: Karin Meyer (1990)
- Top 10: Patricia Lane (1972), Barbara Samuelson (1978), Alyssa London (2017)
- 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)
- 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|
|2017||Alyssa London||Anchorage||27||Top 10||First titleholder of Tlingit heritage.|
|2015||Kimberly Agron||Anchorage||20||Miss Congeniality (tied with Miss Delaware USA 2015 Renee Bull)||Previously Miss Alaska Teen USA 2013|
|2014||Kendall Bautista||Eagle River||21||Later Miss Alaska 2016|
|2010||Sarah Temple||Eagle River||21||Sister of Miss Alaska's Outstanding Teen 2009 & Miss Alaska Teen USA 2012- Veronica Temple|
|2008||Courtney Carroll||Fairbanks||25||Miss Photogenic|
|2007||Blair Chenoweth||Anchorage||25||Previously Miss Alaska 2003|
|2006||Noelle Meyer||Wasila/Eagle River/Roberts, Wis.||25|
|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|
|2000||Laurie Ann Miller||Palmer||21||Previously Miss Alaska Teen USA 1997|
|1998||Pamela Kott||Anchorage||27||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|
|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|
|1984||Sherri McNealley||Fort Wainwright|
|1982||Toni Lynn McFadden||Fairbanks||Miss Congeniality|
|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|
|1977||Edith Baker||North Pole||21||Married Michael C Desmond in 1980.|
|1972||Patricia Lane||Anchorage||Top 10||Best State Costume|
|1971||Katherine Hartman||Fairbanks||Best State Costume|
|1969||Linda Louise Rowley||Fairbanks||Best State Costume|
|1967||Mary Lou Helfrich||Fairbanks|
|1965||Carla Sullivan||Fairbanks||Best State Costume|
|1964||Patricia Marlin||North Pole||2nd runner-up||1st runner up in Miss World USA 1964|
- 1 Age at the time of the Miss Alaska USA pageant
- 2 From 1952 to 1958 Alaska sent delegates to the Miss Universe pageant
- "Miss Alaska-Universe Pageant Change Noted". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 6 March 1971 – via Newspapers.com.
- "'Dano' MacArthur arrives for Miss Alaska-Universe". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 11 March 1972.
- "Miss Alaska-Universe Key Part of Winter Carnival March 9". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 26 February 1968. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
- Daybreak Staff (9 February 2017). "Miss Alaska USA 2017: ‘I want to empower women’". KTVA 11. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
- Gullufsen, Kevin (20 February 2017). "Miss Alaska 2017 talks Tlingit heritage and digital entrepreneurship". Juneau Empire. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
- Brown, Robin (13 July 2015). "Renee Bull breaks 'Delaware Curse' in Miss USA pageant". The News Journal. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
- Associated Press (14 April 2008). "Texas Entrepreneur Crowned Miss USA". The Elwell Call-Leader. p. 7.
- "'Universe' Winner Selected". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 10 March 1975. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Anchorage Contestant Named Miss Alaska-Universe". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 18 March 1974. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Wendy Curwen wins crown in Miss Alaska-Universe contest". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 12 March 1973. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Pat Lane Alaska's Choice for Miss Universe pageant". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 13 March 1972. p. 1.
- "Kathy Hartman wears the crown as Miss Alaska-Universe, 1971". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 16 March 1971. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Miss Alaska-Universe leaves for Miss USA pageant in Florida". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 7 May 1970. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Linda Rowley Joint Winner". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 14 April 1969. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Miss Alaska-Universe to Crown New Queen Tonight". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 12 April 1969 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Mary Lou's Year Exciting, Hectic". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 29 February 1968. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.