MEDFORD, Ore. — Miss Oregon is in Medford this weekend, back from the Miss America pageant on the East Coast.
Allison Cook is working with the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Cook was a part of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City airing on ABC last weekend.
The Klamath Falls native didn’t come out on top of the competition this year, but she did go home with a three thousand dollar scholarship. She says the winner of the competition, Miss New York’s Nina Davuluri, is fit for the job, despite experiencing a flood of racist comments on social media recently.
“From knowing her, and getting to spend two weeks with her, she doesn’t deserve that, and my only hope is that we can support her for who she is, because she will do an incredible job as our Miss America,” said Cook.
Cook says she made plenty of friends at the pageant. Her roommate was Miss Nevada. They both had security guards throughout their time in New Jersey.
Miss Oregon isn’t stopping in Medford for long, she’ll make between 300 to 350 appearances this year and travel between 20 to 30 thousand miles. Her next stop is Portland.
She will also appear at the Miracle Baby Reunion on Sunday at 1 p.m.