Alissa was the first runner-up at Miss Iowa USA 2015. She consistently improved her performance within the past five years : From the TOP 15 (during two years) to second runner-up in 2014, and finally first runner-up last year. This is what we call perseverance, congratulations Alissa!
At the same event was crowned Miss Iowa Teen USA 2016, Hannah Bockhaus.
Alissa Morrison by Georgina Vaughan Photography
Her dream of being Miss Iowa USA has evolved over the years, from deciding on a whim to compete when she was 20, to the conviction that, with effort, heart, passion, and faith she has everything that it takes to be Miss Iowa USA - "One day I will be able to make an impact on the world by being involved in the Miss Universe Organization." she said.
Miss Iowa USA 2016 Final Results
First runner-up Kelsey Weier
Second runner-up Lindsay Trappen
Third runner-up Jennifer Valliere
Fourth runner-up Brooke Stahlberg
While Iowa has not been greatly successful in the past four decades, they were one of the most consistent states in the first decade of the pageant's existence. The second Miss USA to win the Miss Universe Crown was Carol Morris of Iowa in 1956.
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