JoEllen is no stranger to the Miss AK USA stage, as she was a finalist three years in a row from 2014-2016. Her highest placement was Miss AK USA 2015, when she placed first runner-up. After taking a break for a couple of years, she returned and won the title! Meghan was competing at Miss AK Teen USA for the first time, however both she & JoEllen have experience in the Miss Alaska & Miss Alaska's Outstanding Teen system.
First runner-up in the Miss division was Miss AK Teen USA 2004 Whitney Williams who was competing in her first (USA) Miss pageant. Second runner-up, for the second year in a row, was Brandy Kellner. Brandy was a finalist with JoEllen in 2014-2016 and also in 2017 and 2018. Third and fourth runners-up were newcomers Sierra Kinworthy and Hannah Carlile respectively.
In Teen, first-time contestant Audrey Johnston finished first runner-up and second runner-up (also for the second year in a row) was former Miss AK's Outstanding Teen Danielle Stam.