With a flair for the dramatic and an artistic pulse that can't be tamed, Annika Wooton is so much more than the face of Miss Kansas 2019 and 2020. Known for her powerful and historic two-year reign during the pandemic, Annika's talents extend far beyond the crown. A celebrated speed painter, she wowed audiences with a 90-second masterpiece of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, earning a Top 15 placement at the 2020 Miss America Competition and a non-finalist talent award.
But that was just the beginning of her colorful journey. Today, as a nationally recognized speed painter and a leading female talent in the field, she's signed with Prism Talent Agency. Her vibrant energy and unparalleled skill have taken her across the country, dazzling audiences from sports arenas to concerts, and corporate conferences. Annika's signature strokes and live performances have made her a sought-after name in the realm of live event entertainment.
Yet, the canvas isn't her only stage. As a motivational speaker, Annika's voice inspires and uplifts. As a lead consultant with Crown the Nation, alongside her mentor Juven Nava, she's been the guiding light for countless young women, shaping their pageant journeys with individually tailored coaching plans. And with her latest venture, Beyond the Crown, she's redefining success in the pageant world. Here, she dives deep, coaching competitors on discovering purpose beyond the title, whether they're still chasing that dream, reflecting on past glories, or finding closure on chapters left unfinished.
Today, Annika paints the town red (quite literally, with her iconic red hair!) in Wichita, continually crafting, inspiring, and leaving a trail of sparkle wherever she goes.
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