An Alzheimer’s disease activist representing New York, Alissa Anderegg, was proclaimed as Miss World America 2020 in a virtual competition held last October 16. She succeeds last year’s winner, Emmy Rose Cuvelier of South Dakota.
The 26-year-old beauty is a Duke University graduate with a master’s from Northwestern University. She lives in New York and works as a social media manager of one of the world’s largest banks.
Megan Gordon (South Carolina) and Manya Saaraswat (Pennsylvania) were named first and second runners-up, respectively, while Molly May (Mississippi) and Alissa Musto (Massachusetts) completed the Top 5.
Melanie Wardhana (California), Serene Singh (Colorado), Taylor Fogg (New Hampshire), Manju Bangalore (Oregon), and Shree Saini (Washington) were the rest of the Top 10.
The new Miss World America will represent the United States at the 70th Miss World pageant to be held in the last quarter of next year.
“I am still on cloud nine from the outpouring of love and support I’ve received around the world on my journey to the [Miss World] America crown,” she wrote on social media after winning her title.
“I am honored to represent the United States as part of the Miss World organization and promote my [Beauty with a Purpose] platform of Alzheimer’s Advocacy throughout the country.”
Photos: Miss World America, Alissa Anderegg / Instagram