Miss America

Kendall Bautista is Miss Alaska 2016

Kendall Bautista was crowned Miss Alaska 2016 on June 3rd at University of Anchorage Alaska. If Bautista is crowned Miss America 2017, she will become the first contestant from Alaska to win the national competition. Alaska's highest placement occurred in 1998, when Joslyn Tinker was selected for the top ten.

Who is Kendall Bautista ?

She is a former Miss Alaska USA, she competed at the 2014 Miss USA Pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Kendall Bautista enjoys working with many charitable causes. She continues to make a positive impact on her community while working to obtain her degree in Journalism and Marketing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She plans to have a career in public relations and broadcast journalism, and become a best-selling author.

Kendall Bautista by Hannah Kahlman Photography
Kendall Bautista by Hannah Kahlman Photography

The beauty queen is the director of  the "Queen for a Day" Foundation. It provides therapeutic experiences to children with chronic illnesses in the hospital by spending a day dressing them up like princesses and having a tea party filled with joy and laughter.

Miss America 2017 : Meet the candidates here

Kendall will have the opportunity to represent her state at the Miss America Pageant. Miss America 2017 will be held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on September 11. The event will be broadcast by ABC in the United States.

Miss Alaska 2016 Final Results

First runner-up : Marliese Williams
Second Runner-up : Angelina Klapperich
Third runner-up : Ellie Gottstein
Fourth runner-up : Harper King
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