Miss Alaska USA 2013 - Melissa McKinney
  • Miss Alaska USA 2013
  • Miss Alaska USA 2013
  • Miss Alaska USA 2013
  • Miss Alaska USA 2013
  • Miss Alaska USA 2013
  • Miss Alaska USA 2013
  • Headshot
  • Hobby
  • Childhood


Melissa McKinney

Age: 29

Hometown: Anchorage

Height: 5’ 11”


Melissa McKinney can be best described as being goal oriented. She has been to 5 continents, advocating for health and education for those less fortunate in over 15 countries. In South Sudan, she started a Children’s Home and Elementary School.

Melissa loves children and enjoys spending time with her family. She currently is the Marketing Coordinator for a local Insurance Brokerage Firm. As an experienced model, Melissa hosts a fashion training event called “Fashion Boot Camp,” for models and industry leaders alike. Her biggest aspiration is to become a U.S. Ambassador and one day represent her country as Secretary of State. She is returning to school for International Law and Foreign Policy.

contestant facts

  1. 1Melissa was a coxswain on her rowing team in high school for 3 years. They won their State Regatta.
  2. 2Melissa founded the Fashion 411 community in Alaska, which now has over 300 members.
  3. 3Melissa cofounded Yei Children’s Village and Dream School in Yei, South Sudan, which has grown to over 400 students today.
Quate Today’s woman has to show that she can handle whatever is thrown her way. Women have to exceed expectations, not just meet requirements. Quate