Miss Alaska USA Brooke Johnson and Miss Teen Alaska USA McKinley Wooten will soon be heading to Louisiana to compete for the titles of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.

On Friday, they joined KTVA's Daybreak to discuss what they've been up to since their wins in Alaska and how they're preparing for the national competition.

"It's been such a whirlwind, but the greatest year of my life," Johnson said about her victory.

Both women have been able to travel across the country doing events and representing their respective platforms, Johnson is backing mental health advocacy, while McKinley is supporting special needs.

The Miss USA Pageant airs Monday, May 21 on Fox.

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