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2023 Winners

Chelsea Burke
Mrs. Alaska America 2023


Alison McCullough
Mrs. Alaska AmerCAN 2023

Veronica Cortez
Miss Alaska for America 2023

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Mrs Court


Melissa Liebner
3rd RunnerUp

Lolly Hale
2nd RunnerUp

Karen Waldron
1st RunnerUp

Alison McCullough
Mrs. AmeriCAN

Chelsea Burke
Mrs. Alaska America

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Miss Court


Nyamal Dong
2nd RunnerUp

Jennifer Rappuhn
1st RunnerUp
Miss Fabulous Face

Veronica Cortez
Miss Alaska for America

Saturday evening, May 6, 2023 the stage at Bartlett High School Auditorium in Anchorage was packed with friends and family members as women from across Alaska competed for the title of Mrs. Alaska America AND the Miss Alaska For America. 


The ultimate prize and title of Mrs. Alaska America 2023 went to


Our newly crowned Mrs. Alaska America is CHELSEA BURKE from Eagle River, wife of Adam Burke and mom of 4. As parents of a child with a disability, Chelsea is passionate about sharing a message of inclusion. Her platform, Champions for Inclusion, is inspired by her own journey being her son’s voice and now advocates through social media, volunteering, and community outreach educating others that even small acts can make a big impact.


Our newly crowned Mrs. Alaska AmeriCAN is ALISON MCCULLOUGH from Talkeetna. She is married to Sam McCullough and mom of 1. Alison along with Sam are owners of Adventure Cottage and McCullough Excavating. She grew up personally experiencing food insecurity, and watched people suffer and has taken her perspective to write and illustrate a children’s book titled, “A Place at the Table.” All book proceeds are donated to benefit charitable food organizations.


Our new Miss Alaska for America is VERONICA CORTEZ from Anchorage.  Veronica is a graduating senior from Dimond High School and is Spa Consultant at Planet Beach. She plans to ignite women to tap into their inner confidence and push them forward toward their goals. She aspires to create a collaboration of women that can help their community for their cause.


They will be on their way to the Mrs. America Pageant and Miss for America Pageant at the annual National Competition in August in Las Vegas.  Additionally, they will be making personal appearances throughout Alaska during her year’s reign.

The pageant also recognizes the accomplishments of the contestants in several other areas.


Mrs. Alaska America

Chelsea Burke – Eagle River


Mrs. Alaska American

Alison McCullough – Talkeetna


1st RunnerUp – Karen Waldron, Anchorage

2nd RunnerUp – Lolly Hale, Wasilla

3rd RunnerUp –Melissa Liebner, Anchorage


Miss Alaska for America

Veronica Cortez   –  Anchorge


1st RunnerUp – Jennifer Rappuhn, Eagle River

2rd RunnerUp – Nyamal Dong, Anchorage



Wedding Photo: Alison McCullough


Mrs. Alaska Photogenic:  Alison McCullough          

Miss Alaska Photogenic: Jennifer Rappuhn


Most Years Married:  29 years Kambe Padgett, Wasilla


Mrs Most Ticket Sales:  Lolly Hale

Miss Most Ticket Sales: Veronica Cortez


Mrs Top Model: Chelsea Burke

Miss Top Model: Symphoni Mason


Mrs Most Spirited:  Karen Waldron

Miss Most Spirited: Megan Christensen


Mrs Friendship:  Kaitlin Ballard   

Miss Friendship: Nyamal Dong


Mrs. Congeniality: Lolly Hale

Miss Congeniality:  Jennifer Rappuhn


Mrs Business Woman of the Year:  Jennifer Waller

Miss Business Woman of the Year:  Jennifer Rappuhn


Mrs Community Service:  Jennifer Waller

Miss Community Service: Jennifer Rappuhn


Mrs Contestant’s Choice:  Sherri Bauer

Miss Contestant’s Choice: Nyamal Dong


Miss Best Smile: Symphoni Mason


Mrs People’s Choice: Lolly Hale

Miss People’s Choice:


Mrs Ambassador:  Jennifer Waller

Miss Ambassador: Megan Christensen



Mrs. Fabulous Face Award:  Lolita Agonoy

Miss Fabulous Face Award:  Jennifer Rappuhn


Handsome Husband:  Joseph Hale


Mrs Woman of Achievement:  Cynthia Campbell

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