2022 Winners

Mrs. Alaska America - Melisa Behrendt
Miss Alaska for America - Mary Mitchell
Mrs. Alaska American - Jamie Lytton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday evening, May 14, 2022 the stage at the Bettye Davis East 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 2022 went to our newly crowned Mrs. Alaska America is Ashley Goodrich, wife of Rhett Goodrich. Ashley is a nursing student and wellness coach, and mom of 2. She’s originally from Florida and received military orders to Alaska and have now made this her forever home. She is passionate about women’s health, having been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, it has led her in her career path to serve others, and inspire wellness in women.

Our newly crowned Mrs. Alaska AmeriCAN is Angela Merkle, married to Nick Merkle. Angela is the Development Manager for all of the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives in Alaska to include event planning, breast cancer awareness, and volunteer and relationship management. She plans to help bring awareness to Cancer Moonshot, which is an initiative to utilize federal resources to decrease the cancer mortality rate by 50% over the next twenty-five years.

Our new Miss Alaska for America is Kirsten Swanson from Anchorage. Kirsten is currently the Individual & Corporate Giving Manager for the Anchorage Museum; where she gets to work with individuals and companies in Alaska wanting to make a difference. She is inspired by the next generation through her platform “PIVOT.” She wants to help Alaska’s youth become the next generation of change makers, helping Alaska grow and flourish.

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

Ashley Goodrich - Palmer

Mrs. Alaska American

Angela Merkle – Anchorage

1st RunnerUp – Ariel Boehringer – Wasilla

2nd RunnerUp – Veronica Hoxie – Eagle River

3rd RunnerUp – Jazmine McWilliams – Anchorage

Miss Alaska for America

Kirsten Swanson – Anchorge

1st RunnerUp – Paola Kennah – Anchorage

2rd RunnerUp – Alexx Cozzetti - Anchorage

Wedding Photo: Dawn Michel

Mrs. Alaska Photogenic: Angela Merkle

Miss Alaska Photogenic: Kirsten Swanson

Most Years Married: 19 Years – Dawn Michel - Anchorage

Mrs. Most Ticket Sales: Rori Van Nortwick

Miss Most Ticket Sales: Paola Kennah

Mrs. Top Model: Angel Holloway

Miss Top Model: Paola Kennah

Mrs. Most Spirited: Marlena Christianson

Miss Most Spirited: Kirsten Bornowski

Mrs. Friendship: Rebecca Hawkins

Miss Friendship: Kirsten Swanson

Mrs. Congeniality: Rebecca Hawkins

Miss Congeniality: Kirsten Swanson

Mrs. Business Woman of the Year: Rori Van Nortwick

Miss Business Woman of the Year: Grace Womac

Mrs. Community Service: Rori Van Nortwick

Miss Community Service: Grace Womac

Mrs. Contestant’s Choice: Angel Holloway

Miss Contestant’s Choice: Kirsten Swanson

Mrs. Best Smile: Holly Lee

Miss Best Smile: Jean Thompson

Mrs. People’s Choice: Wileina Rhodes

Miss People’s Choice: Kirsten Swanson

Mrs. Ambassador: Dawn Michel

Miss Ambassador: Kristen Bornowski

Mrs. Fabulous Face Award: Victoria Cason

Miss Fabulous Face Award: Grace Womac

Handsome Husband: DeShar Holloway

Mrs. Woman of Achievement: Barbara DuBois

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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