Alaskan wife and mother of three, Vicki Sarber, was recently named Mrs. America for 2012.
“I was thrilled to represent the amazing and diverse married women of Alaska,” Sarber said. “My family and I are so lucky to call this place home.”
Vicki was raised in Anchorage and is married to Greg Sarber, who spent much of his childhood summers in Petersburg. The Sarber family now reside in Homer where Vicki says they spend most of their time on the beach, fishing, clamming, bird watching, skiing, snow machining or volunteering alongside neighbors for projects that are in need.
“The judges said, after the event that she exuded the genuine Alaska spirit,” Vicki’s mother-in-law, Judy Randrup-Sarber stated. “We are just so proud of her and her accomplishments.”
Vicki is an interior designer by profession and has had the opportunity to perform voice and television spots for the local networks.
“I have happily taken leave of the design world to enjoy what matters most…my family,” Vicki said. “Life goes by so quickly, I just don’t want to miss a minute of it.”
She has devoted her life and time to her husband and children; nine year-old Jackson, eight year-old Vianne and two year-old Pinky as a stay-at-home mom and homeschool teacher.
During the competition, Vicki received a special, first-time, award as the Secret Woman. This award was given to the one contestant that exhibited beauty on the inside, as well as outward beauty.
“I am fully aware of the meaning of life,” Vicki stated. “As Mrs. Alaska, or Mrs. Sarber, I’m a package deal. I didn’t go into this alone.”
She explained she has a very supportive and loving family that has been behind her throughout the process.
“I think my family is the perfect example of what a Mrs. America should be,” she stated. “We must listen to the dreams of our children, lift them up, watch them soar and always put family first.”