Alissa Anderegg

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Born (1994-04-08) April 8, 1994 (age 30)
Danville, California
CitizenshipUnited States of America
OccupationBeauty pageant titleholder

Alissa Anderegg (born April 8, 1994) is an American beauty pageant titleholder and national Alzheimer's activist who was crowned as the winner of United States representatives at Miss World 2020 to represent the United States in Miss World.[1] Anderegg represented New York (state) in the national competition as Miss World New York.[2]

Early life

Anderegg was raised in Danville, California.[3] At age 10, she earned her Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists union cards, going on to appear in commercials, TV shows and films[4] and star in several professional theatrical productions - including the Los Angeles premiere of Parade (musical), the world premiere of Night of the Hunter,and a three-year contract in the West Coast premiere of An American Girls Revue[3].

Anderegg graduated from Duke University in 2016. She went on to graduate with a Masters in Science from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She now is living and working in New York City.[2]

Alzheimer's activism

Anderegg began advocating for Alzheimer's disease at age 11, in honor of her grandmother Mary Fran Anderegg who had the disease. [5]She has been featured in the Emmy-winning HBO documentary The Alzheimer’s Project[6], contributed an essay to The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer's in America[7], headlined a keynote speaking tour[8], served as a face of Maria Shriver’s Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement national campaign, and more.


On 16 August 2020, Anderegg was awarded the title of Miss World America New York 2020, a preliminary to Miss World America 2020.[9]

On 16 October 2020, Anderegg was crowned as United States representatives at Miss World 2020,[10] succeeding the outgoing Miss World America 2019 and Miss World 2019 Top 40 semifinalist, Emmy Rose Cuvelier. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pageant was conducted virtually over the course of a month.[2]


  1. "Miss World America 2020 Alissa Anderegg – Miss World America". Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Miss World". Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Around Danville: Life's a pageant". East Bay Times. 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  4. "Alissa Anderegg". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  5. "Teen, featured in HBO documentary, plays role in caring for grandmother". mlive. 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  6. Times, The New York (2009-05-08). "The Alzheimer's Project". The New Old Age Blog. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  7. Shriver, Maria (12 April 2011). Alzheimer's in America: The Shriver Report on Women and Alzheimer's. ISBN 978-1451639872.
  8. "Rockford Family Forum to help Alzheimer's caregivers". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  9. "America's Miss World (@americasmissworld) posted on Instagram • Aug 17, 2020 at 1:20am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  10. "America's Miss World on Instagram: "Congratulations, @alissaanderegg !!!! Can't wait for your wonderful year of reign!"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-10-19.

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