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Allison Cook
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Allison Cook in 2019
BornAllison Elizabeth Cook
(1994-01-30) January 30, 1994 (age 27)
Redwood City, California
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationBachelor of Science Graduate of Oregon Institute of Technology
💼 Occupation
Height6 ft 1 in[1]
TitleMiss Rose City USA
International Junior Miss Oregon 2018
Miss Oregon 2013
Miss Southern Gem 2013
Miss City of Sunshine 2012
🌐 WebsiteAllison Cook (www.allisoncook.com)

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Allison Elizabeth Cook (born January 30, 1994) is an American beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Oregon 2013. In September 2013, she competed for the title of Miss America 2014 and won the National Tiffany Phillips Scholar-Athlete Award.

Early Life & Education[edit]

Cook was born in Redwood City, California to father Steve Cook and mother Patti Cook.[2] She was raised in Granite Bay, California, and a 2011 graduate of Granite Bay High School.[2]

Cook attended Oregon Institute of Technology where she studied radiology.[2][3] In 2016, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences[4] and Minors in business and medical sociology.[5] Cook was a member of the Oregon Tech Honor's Program, President of the Honor's Organization of Oregon Tech (HOOT) Club, Lamda Nu Honor Society, and Tech Opportunities Program[5] She was a recipient of the 2016 Radiologic Sciences Faculty Excellence Award and 2012 Cascade All-Conference Academic Award; nominated for the 2016 Most Dedicated Student Award and 2013 Oregon Tech Pride Award.[5]

Career[edit]

Cook is a Clinical Imaging Specialist III[6] for GE Healthcare where she provides the technical and clinical support for fluoroscopic X-Ray machines; more commonly known as C-Arms.

Cook is a former Radiologic Technologist at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, OR.[5] She is credentialed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography and is a member of both the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI).[6]

Pageant Career[edit]

Early Pageants[edit]

Cook entered her first pageant in 2012 after learning that the Miss America Organization offers scholarships that could pay for her college education.[2] On April 28, 2012, Cook won the Miss City of Sunshine 2012 title and more than $6,500 in scholarship prizes.[7][8][9] She also won the 2012 Miss Klamath County Academic Excellence Award, 2012 Miss Klamath County Scholar-Athlete Award, 2012 Miss Klamath County Miracle Maker Award, and 2012 Miss Klamath County Miss Congeniality Award.[10]

Cook then competed as one of 23 qualifiers in the June 2012 Miss Oregon pageant with the platform "Athletic Concussion Awareness" and a fiddle performance in the talent portion of the competition.[7][11] She won both preliminary and overall Lifestyle & Fitness awards, the 2012 Tiffany Phillips Scholar-Athlete Award, and was named fourth runner-up to winner Rachel Berry.[10] Cook won an additional $3,200 in scholarships.[2][12][13]

Miss Oregon 2013[edit]

On April 21, 2013, Cook was crowned Miss Southern Gem 2013.[9] She entered the Miss Oregon pageant at the Seaside Convention Center in June 2013 as one of 22 qualifiers for the state title.[14][15] Cook's competition talent was an electro-acoustic fiddle performance of the song "Let's Get It Started" by The Black Eyed Peas.[3] Her platform was "Athletic Concussion Awareness"[9][16] and she won the 2013 Spirit of Katie Harman (Miss America 2002) Award, 2013 Tiffany Phillips Scholar-Athlete Award, and 2013 Miss Oregon Community Service Award.

Cook won the competition on Saturday, June 29, 2013, when she received her crown from outgoing Miss Oregon titleholder Nichole Mead.[2][15][3] She earned more than $10,000 in scholarship money and other prizes from the state pageant.[9] As Miss Oregon, her activities included public appearances across the state of Oregon.[16][17]

Throughout the year, Cook traveled over 25,000 miles and made over 330 appearances as the Official Hostess of the State of Oregon. Some of the organizations that she worked closely with included, but are not limited to: Brainchampions.org, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, American Red Cross, Southern Oregon Veteran's Benefit, and the SMART Reading Program.[10]

Her reign continued until June 28, 2014, when she crowned her successor, Rebecca Anderson, as Miss Oregon 2014.[18]

Vying for Miss America[edit]

In September 2013, Cook was Oregon's representative at the Miss America 2014 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[19][20][9][14] She was noted for being both the youngest and the tallest of that year's competitors.[1] During the pageant's "Show Us Your Shoes" parade, Cook wore cow print boots and a dress covered in Tillamook Cheese wrappers to represent Oregon's Dairy Industry.[21][22] Cook was not a finalist for the national crown; however, she won the National Tiffany Phillips Scholar-Athlete Award.[22]

International Junior Miss[edit]

In February 2018, Cook won the title of Miss Oregon 2018 in Portland, OR. In July, 2018, Cook and 58 other young women competed at the IJM International Pageant in San Antonio, TX.

Cook made the International Overall Top 15 and won Best Overall Interview, Best Overall Fun Fashion, a Spirit Award, and 4th Runner up in the talent competition with an Electric Violin cover of the popular song "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida.[10]

Run for Miss USA[edit]

In January of 2020, Allison competed as Miss Rose City USA in the Miss Oregon USA 2020 pageant where she placed first runner up to Katerina Villegas among 21 contestants.[23][24] In November 2020, she will be returning as Miss Rose City for the Miss Oregon USA 2021 contest.[25]

Advocate[edit]

Cook is a former National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) collegiate volleyball athlete[26][27] and 5-time concussion survivor who passionately advocates for Brain Injury Awareness.[28]


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Crawczak, JoLene (September 12, 2013). "Miss Oregon is the youngest and tallest at Miss America pageant". The Oregonian. Portland, OR: Advance Publications. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Garcia, Stephanie (September 1, 2013). "Miss America, here she comes; Granite Bay teen off to national pageant". The Press-Tribune. Granite Bay, CA: Gold Country Media. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Oregon Tech Student Wins Miss Oregon 2013". Klamath Falls, OR: Oregon Institute of Technology. July 3, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  4. "Allison Cook | Oregon Tech". www.oit.edu. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "ALLISON COOK - EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT". ALLISON COOK. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Cook, Allison (December 19, 2018). "LinkedIn Employment Profile". LinkedIn. Retrieved August 12, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Oregon Tech's Cook Honored at Miss Oregon Pageant". Klamath Falls, OR: Oregon Institute of Technology. July 5, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  8. "Miss City of Sunshine Through the Years: 1995 - Present". Miss Klamath County - Miss City of Sunshine Scholarship Pageant. Archived from the original on November 13, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Avery-Page, Nora (July 12, 2013). "New Miss Oregon from Klamath Falls". Herald and News. Klamath Falls, OR: Pioneer News Group. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "ALLISON COOK - PAGEANTRY". ALLISON COOK. Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  11. "State Contestants: Oregon - 2012". Miss America. 2012. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. Harbarger, Molly (June 30, 2012). "24-year-old from Willamette Valley wins Miss Oregon". The Oregonian. Portland, OR: Advance Publications. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  13. Sedlak, Rebecca (July 2, 2012). "Miss Willamette Valley Takes The Miss Oregon Crown". Portland, OR: Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "State Contestants: Oregon - 2013". Miss America. 2013. Archived from the original on October 11, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Local student named Miss Oregon". Herald and News. Klamath Falls, OR: Pioneer News Group. June 29, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Muller, Sky (January 29, 2014). "Miss Oregon talks brain injury in Coos County". Coos Bay, OR: KCBY-TV. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  17. Rasmussen, Randy L. (September 28, 2013). "Miss Oregon Allison Cook serves as Grand Marshal of Centennial High School homecoming parade". The Oregonian. Portland, OR: Advance Publications. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  18. Spitaleri, Ellen (June 30, 2014). "Anderson crowned Miss Oregon 2014". Portland Tribune. Portland, OR: Pamplin Media Group. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  19. "Meet the 2014 Miss America contestants | Boston.com". www.boston.com. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  20. DeNinno, Nadine (2013-09-13). "Miss America 2014: Meet The 53 Contestants Vying For The Crown In Sunday's Pageant [PHOTOS]". International Business Times. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  21. Organization, Photos courtesy of Joe Whiteko and the Miss America. "Allison Cook". Herald and News. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Avery-Page, Nora (October 12, 2013). "Miss Oregon reflects on the Miss America pageant". Herald and News. Klamath Falls, OR: Pioneer News Group. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  23. "Past Miss Oregon USA Titleholders – Miss Oregon USA". Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  24. "2020 Miss Oregon Contestants – Miss Oregon USA". Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  25. "2021 Miss Oregon Contestants – Miss Oregon USA". Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  26. Oregonian/OregonLive, The (2013-09-29). "Photos: Miss Oregon Allison Cook serves as Grand Marshal of Centennial High School homecoming parade". oregonlive. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  27. "Our Team". Let 'Em Play. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  28. "ALLISON COOK - ADVOCATE". ALLISON COOK. Retrieved 2020-08-13.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nichole Mead
Miss Oregon
2013
Succeeded by
Rebecca Anderson


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