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Beauty queen who shaved head for charity wins Miss Alaska title, will compete for Miss America

Newly crowned Miss Alaska Debbe Ebben poses for a photo on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Elderberry Park in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. In March, Ebben as Miss Chugiak-Eagle River had her head shaved as a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which gives grants for children's cancer research. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska woman who shaved her head for charity three months ago will represent the state in the Miss America Pageant next year.

Debbe (DEB'-ee) Ebben was named Miss Alaska on Saturday night.

Ebben shaved off her brown hair in March to raise more than $4,000 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which gives grants for children's cancer research. She did so as part of a public service project during her reign as Miss Chugiak-Eagle River (CHOO'-gee-ack Eagle River).

Her hair has grown back and she now sports a pixie cut.

She says the underlying message to children who had lost their hair because of cancer treatments was that it was OK to be bald.

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