Alexandra Lakhman

Alexandra Lakhman is a 26-year old, first-generation Ukrainian American from Hoboken, New Jersey.

The born and raised Old Bridge resident – now residing in Hoboken, is a Digital Marketing Associate Manager working for Newell Brands, a Fortune 500 company. Alexandra attended The Fashion Institute of Technology and majored in Fashion Business Management and Advertising, Marketing and Communications, along with a minor in English. She graduated in 2018 and immediately fell in love with the eCommerce industry after having extensive internships at Harper’s Bazaar, GQ Magazine, Brandsway Creative Public Relations, and SWAAY Media.

Alexandra comes from a family where her younger brother is diagnosed with a progressive physical disability, Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This disease is the leading genetic cause of death for infants, with no cure to date. Throughout her spare time, Alexandra is actively involved within the Cure SMA Organization and currently serves as the Communications Chair for New Jersey. Within her role, she generates awareness through social media and events that ultimately lead to raising revenue to fund scientific research. Her goal is to help find a cure for SMA, to not only see her brother take his first steps, but to impact everyone within the SMA community. Throughout her reign as Miss New Jersey USA, she plans on continuing her advocacy by raising more awareness on a larger scale. She hopes that her voice can inspire those around her to advocate for what they believe in.

As a first-generation Ukrainian American, Alexandra is deeply connected to the Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine because her father and grandparents were born in Odessa, Ukraine. As Miss New Jersey USA, she plans on continuing to give back to those who are affected by the on-going conflict by working with non-profit organizations such as UNICEF and Save The Children.

Capturing the title of Miss New Jersey USA 2022 is a dream come true for Alexandra because she won on her 7th time competing between the Miss and Teen divisions. She hopes she can inspire those around her to fight for their dreams, no matter how large they may seem, and to never give up.

2022: Miss New Jersey USA
2021: Miss New Jersey USA 1st Runner Up
2018: Miss New Jersey USA 3rd Runner Up
2017: Miss New Jersey USA 1st Runner Up
2016: Miss New Jersey USA Semi-Finalist
2015: Miss New Jersey USA 4th Runner Up
2014: Miss New Jersey Teen USA 1st Runner Up

Some additional facts about Alexandra: Russian was her first language, she did not learn English until she was 5 years old. She is a huge lover of fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle. Her hobbies include trying new restaurants and sample shopping! In 2016, Alexandra won the Jovani It Girl National Modeling Competition.

Alexandra is honored to serve as Miss New Jersey USA 2022 and hopes to be an excellent role model for others to look up to. She is excited to continue her advocacy within the Cure SMA Organization, nonprofits supporting the War in Ukraine and many other philanthropic works throughout the state of New Jersey. She is determined to bring the title of Miss USA 2022 to New Jersey for the very first time!

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Fun Facts

  • I’m a 1st Generation Ukrainian-American. Russian was my first language. I learned English at 5 years old.
  • I am the Communications Chair for Cure SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) NJ. My brother has this progressive, physical disability where he can’t walk. There is no cure.
  • I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with 2 degrees: Business & Marketing and a minor in English.
  • I interned at Harpers Bazaar, GQ Magazine, SWAAY Media and Brandsway Creative Public Relations during college. Now I am the Digital Marketing Manager at Newell Brands, a Fortune 500 company.
  • I won JOVANI Fashion’s Cycle 3 Modeling competition.
  • As a young girl, I was a competitive dancer, swimmer and rhythmic gymnast. Now I love boxing and running!


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