Miss Chugiak-Eagle River, Miss Birchwood crowned
A pair of young women will represent the Chugiak-Eagle River area at the 2018 Miss Alaska pageant.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, 20-year-old Jordan Naylor was crowned Miss Chugiak-Eagle River, while 19-year-old Allison Jimenez was named Miss Birchwood. Both women received college scholarships for winning their respective titles.
Each won individual portions of the pageant, according to a synopsis of the pageant provided by event organizers. Naylor performed a dance routine to a medley of Michael Jackson songs, while Jimenez performed a dance routine to Michael Buble’s rendition of “Feeling Good.” Jimenez won Top Talent for her performance, while Naylor was recognized for her performance in the Swimwear competition.
Other winners Saturday included Miss Congeniality Sabrina Willis and Top Ad Sales Dawn Banfield; Willis was also named runner-up for both the Miss Chugiak-Eagle River and Miss Birchwood titles.
The event also featured an Outstanding Teen competition, with Jazzie Trotter taking the overall title of Miss Chugiak-Eagle River Outstanding Teen and the pageant’s Lifestyle and Fitness award.
The pageant at Gruening Middle School featured performances from Miss Alaska’s Outstanding teen Emma Broyles, 2017 Miss Chugiak-Eagle River Regina Lochner and Miss Alaska Angelina Klapperich.
In addition to advancing to the statewide competition next spring, Naylor, Jimenez and Trotter will also spend the next year working on service projects. For her year of service, Naylor chose the theme “Every 15 Minutes: Drunk Driving Prevention,” while Jimenez chose “Girl Power” and Trotter’s platform is “Building Bridges Through Books.”
For more information about the events, visit missalaskapageant.com.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misstated Trotter’s platform.