Miss Alaska USA
Formation1952
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersAnchorage
Location
Membership
Miss Universe (1952–1958)
Miss USA (1959–present)
Official language
English
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Alaska's most successful placement was in 1964, when Patricia Marlin placed as the second runner-up. Alaska's most recent placement was in 2017, when Alyssa London placed in the Top 10. Alaska holds the most wins in the pageant's history for "Best State Costume."

Courtney Schuman of Anchorage was crowned Miss Alaska USA 2022 on March 19, 2022 at Bartlett High School Auditorium in Anchorage. Schuman will represent Alaska at Miss USA 2022.

Gallery of titleholders

Results summary

Placements in Miss USA

Awards

Winners

Color key
Year Name Hometown Age[a] Placement at Miss USA Special awards at Miss USA Notes
2022 Courtney Schuman Anchorage 27 To be determined Previously Miss Alaska 2018
2021 Madison Edwards Anchorage 24
2020 Hannah Carlile Fairbanks 24 Longest reigning Miss Alaska USA (1 year, 6 months and 6 days)
2019 JoEllen Walters[3] Eagle River 24
2018 Brooke Johnson[4] Anchorage 26
2017 Alyssa London[5][6] Anchorage 27 Top 10
  • First titleholder of Tlingit heritage[6]
  • Shortest reigning Miss Alaska USA (7 months and 26 days)
2016 Ariane Audett Anchorage 21
2015 Kimberly Agron Anchorage 20 Miss Congeniality[7]
2014 Kendall Bautista[8] Eagle River 21
2013 Melissa McKinney Anchorage 26
2012 Jessica Kazmierczak Salcha 21
2011 Jessica Chuckran Anchorage 23
2010 Sarah Temple Chugiak 21
2009 Jessica Nolin Palmer 22
2008 Courtney Carroll Fairbanks 25 Miss Photogenic[10]
2007 Blair Chenoweth Anchorage 25
2006 Noelle Meyer Roberts, WI 25
2005 Aleah Scheick Anchorage 22
2004 Cari Leyva Anchorage 20
2003 Stacey Storey Eagle River 23
2002 Christine Olejniczak Palmer 20
2001 Ivette Fernandez Fairbanks 25
2000 Laurie Ann Miller Palmer 21
1999 Anna Ruble Anchorage 26
1998 Pamela Kott Anchorage 27
1997 Rea Bavilla Unalaska 23
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
1989 Tina Geraci Eagle River
1988 Raun Reaves Anchorage
1987 Shelly Dunlevy Anchorage
1986 Kim Christopher-Taylor Homer 21
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
1979 Kimberley Fidler North Pole
1978 Barbara Samuelson Anchorage Top 12
1977 Edith Baker North Pole 21
1976 Liz Staib Anchorage
1975 Andie Higgins[11] Fairbanks[11] 19[11]
1974 Cynthia Dickerson[12] Anchorage[12]
1973 Wendy Curwen[13] Chugach 21[13]
1972 Patricia Lane[14] Anchorage[14] Top 12 Best State Costume
1971 Katherine Hartman[15] Fairbanks[15] Best State Costume
1970 Therese Press[16] Fairbanks[16]
1969 Linda Louise Rowley[17] Fairbanks[17] Best State Costume
1968 Sharon Long[18] Anchorage[18]
1967 Mary Lou Helfrich[19] Fairbanks[19]
1966 Elrita Blakensop Fairbanks
1965 Carla Sullivan Fairbanks Best State Costume
1964 Patricia Marlin North Pole 2nd Runner-Up
1963 Nina Whaley Fairbanks
1962 Teresa Hanson Fairbanks
1961 Judy Onstad Fairbanks
1960 Evelyn Bly Fairbanks
1959 Anna Lekanof Anchorage
1958 Elenor Moses[20] Represented the Territory of Alaska at Miss Universe
1957 Naiome Missing
  • Replaced by Martha Lehmann at Miss Universe 1957[21]
1956 Barbare Sellar[22]
1955 Lorna McLeod
1954 Charleen Lander
1953 Muriel Hagberg
1952 Shirley Burnett

Notes

  1. ^ Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant

References

  1. ^ "Miss Alaska-Universe Pageant Change Noted". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 6 March 1971 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "'Dano' MacArthur arrives for Miss Alaska-Universe". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 11 March 1972.
  3. ^ "Meet your new Miss Alaska USA and Miss Alaska Teen". KTVA. 2018-08-06. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  4. ^ Johnson, RJ (2018-04-19). "'Crowning Confidence'". The Anchorage Press. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  5. ^ Daybreak Staff (9 February 2017). "Miss Alaska USA 2017: 'I want to empower women'". KTVA 11. Archived from the original on 2017-02-10. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b Gullufsen, Kevin (20 February 2017). "Miss Alaska 2017 talks Tlingit heritage and digital entrepreneurship". Juneau Empire. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  7. ^ Brown, Robin (13 July 2015). "Renee Bull breaks 'Delaware Curse' in Miss USA pageant". The News Journal. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Kendall Bautista". Miss Universe.
  9. ^ Dave, Tirusha (June 27, 2016). "The Road to Miss America – Miss Alaska Kendall Rae Bautista". Bravura Magazine.
  10. ^ Associated Press (14 April 2008). "Texas Entrepreneur Crowned Miss USA". The Elwell Call-Leader. p. 7.
  11. ^ a b c "'Universe' Winner Selected". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 10 March 1975. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ a b "Anchorage Contestant Named Miss Alaska-Universe". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 18 March 1974. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ a b "Wendy Curwen wins crown in Miss Alaska-Universe contest". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 12 March 1973. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ a b "Pat Lane Alaska's Choice for Miss Universe pageant". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 13 March 1972. p. 1.
  15. ^ a b "Kathy Hartman wears the crown as Miss Alaska-Universe, 1971". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 16 March 1971. p. 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ a b "Miss Alaska-Universe leaves for Miss USA pageant in Florida". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 7 May 1970. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ a b "Linda Rowley Joint Winner". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 14 April 1969. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  18. ^ a b "Miss Alaska-Universe to Crown New Queen Tonight". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 12 April 1969 – via Newspapers.com.
  19. ^ a b "Mary Lou's Year Exciting, Hectic". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 29 February 1968. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  20. ^ "Forever Queens| Miss Alaska USA & Miss Alaska Teen USA".
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