Written by on June 29, 2021

Over the weekend, Elle Mark, a Redwing, MN native, was crowned the new Miss Minnesota. She’s also no stranger to the La Crosse community.

Gabrielle “Elle” Mark is an honors graduate from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse with her Bachelors degree in Public Health & Community Health Education. During her undergraduate career, Elle spent a significant amount of time researching and performing health education programming surrounding the topics of mental health and wellness as well as the prevention of mental distress.” ​”When she isn’t “crowning around,” she works full-time as the Prevention Education Manager and Certified Prevention Professional at Mn Adult & Teen Challenge. She also serves on the Associate Board of the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities and can often be found at the local dog park with her rescue pup, Willmar Taffy.” 

Posted by Elle Mark on Sunday, June 27, 2021
The big moment!
Elle being crowned Miss Minnesota!
Paula Preston Photography

Elle posted on her Instagram, “Thank you all SO much for following my journey to the crown. I couldn’t have done this without everyone’s support! To keep up with my journey to the 100th anniversary of Miss America (😱), follow me @MissAmericaMN!”

We wish her the best of luck in the upcoming Miss America pageant! Congrats Elle, from your friends at KQ98!

Cover Photo: Miss Minnesota Facebook Scholarship Organization

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