Miss Nevada

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For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Nevada USA.

The Miss Nevada competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Nevada in the Miss America pageant.

Winners[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2014 Ellie Smith Henderson 17 Miss North East Nevada Vocal, "Somebody to Love" Previously Miss Nevada's Outstanding Teen 2012; sister of Amy Smith Miss Nevada's Outstanding Teen 2014
2013 Diana Sweeney Mound House 19 Miss Carson City Lyrical dance "Roads" Contestant at National Sweetheart 2012
2012 Randi Sundquist Elko 22 Miss Southern Counties Contemporary Jazz "I Won't Give Up"
2011 Alana Lee Las Vegas 21 Miss Clark County Vocal "At This Moment"
2010 Cris Crotz Mesquite 24 Miss Southern Counties Popular Vocal "Alone"
2009 Christina Keegan Gardnerville 23 Miss Northern Counties Ballet en Pointe "Bohemian Rhapsody" 2nd runner-up Quality of Life award
2008 Julianna Erdesz Reno 24 Miss Carson City Vocal Future Miss Nevada USA 2010
2007 Caleche Manos Reno 23 Miss Carson City Vocal "Love Is a Battlefield" Quality of Life Award Winner Contestant at National Sweetheart 2006
2006 Caydi Cole Las Vegas 22 Miss Clark County Vocal "Blues in the Night" Nevada Junior Miss 2003
2005 Crystal Wosik Las Vegas 23 Miss Las Vegas Lyrical Dance "Don't Rain on My Parade"
2004 Elizabeth Muto Las Vegas 24 Miss Las Vegas Dramatic Monologue "Who Will Cry?" Non Finalist Interview Award, Second Runner Up for the Quality of Life Award Recipient of Presidential Volunteer Service Award by President G.W. Bush; Appeared on Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Montel Williams and Inside Edition to advocate for child rights
2003 Christina O'Neil Carson City 24 Miss Gold Country Vocal "Your Daddy's Son" from Ragtime Contestant at National Sweetheart 1999; Recipient of Presidential Volunteer Service Award by President G.W. Bush; Carson City School District Teacher of the Year 2009
2002 Teresa Benitez Reno 24 Miss Silver State Dramatic Monologue from "The Laramie Project" 3rd runner-up Preliminary Interview Award, Preliminary On-Stage Interview Award, Quality of Life Award Winner
2001 Ashley Huff Las Vegas 21 Miss Las Vegas Polynesian Dance "Welcome to Polynesia" Future Miss Nevada USA 2003
2000 Tiffanie Story Reno 19 Miss UNR/Truckee Meadows Vocal "Ain't Misbehavin'" Non Finalist Talent Award
1999 Gina Giacinto Las Vegas 24 Miss Las Vegas Original Vocal Presentation "Dreams Were Given Wings To Fly" Preliminary Swimsuit Award Future Miss Nevada USA 2001, 3rd runner up at Miss USA 2001
1998 Anna Carpenter Mesquite 18 Miss Mesquite Monologue
1997 Amanda Gunderson Reno 19 Miss Northern Counties Classical Vocal "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen"
1996 Annette Albertson Reno 24 Miss Truckee Meadows Vocal "Luck Be a Lady"
1995 Jennifer Joseph - Lier Wendover 24 Miss Elko County/Northeast Nevada Vocal "I Am Changing" Non Finalist Talent Award Contestant on the E! reality show "The Entertainer"
1994 Laura Hubach Reno 22 Miss Reno Classical Piano
1993 Mitzie Darleen Cox Sparks 20 Miss Sparks Vocal / Dance "I'm a Brass Band" from Sweet Charity
1992 Sandra Dornak Las Vegas 25 Miss Las Vegas Ventriloquism "Super califragilistic expialidocious"
1991 Malia Winn Minden 17 Miss Douglas County Interpretive Ballet "Somewhere in Time"
1990 Tia Marie Zorne Las Vegas 21 Miss Las Vegas Acro-Jazz Dance "Julie's Theme" from American Anthem
1989 Brenda Linscott Incline Village 23 Miss Cosmopolitan Counties Vocal "Memory"
1988 Deborah Schuler Incline Village 22 Miss Cosmopolitan Counties Vocal "The Woman in the Moon" from A Star Is Born
1987 Stacie James Las Vegas 23 Miss Las Vegas Vocal "On My Own" from Les Misérables 2nd runner-up Preliminary Talent Award
1986 Kelsey Kara Las Vegas 23 Miss Las Vegas Flamenco Dance
1985 Sonja Nall Las Vegas 23 Miss Las Vegas Classical Ballet en Pointe "Kitri's Variation" from Don Quixote Non Finalist Talent Award Toured with 1986 Miss America Gillette Show Troupe
1984 LeAnna Grant Las Vegas 22 Miss Las Vegas Vocal "I Love Paris" Future Miss Nevada USA 1986
1983 Kim Pacini Incline Village 24 Miss North Lake Tahoe Vocal "You're the Top"
1982 Kim King Las Vegas 21 Miss Clark County Banjo Solo "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee"
1981 Suzanne Bowman Reno 20 Miss Reno Modern Rhythmic Gymnastics "Zero to Sixty in Five"
1980 Phyllis Hamlin Reno 23 Miss Reno Piano Solo "Warsaw Concerto"
1979 Jeanne Cangemi North Lake Tahoe 22 Miss North Lake Tahoe Classical & Jazz Saxophone "Harlem Nocturne" & "Csárdás"
1978 Megan Anderson Reno 19 Miss Washoe County Classical Vocal "Vissi d'arte" Non Finalist Talent Award
1977 Lori Isom Las Vegas 18 Miss Clark County Jazz Dance "Classical Blues"
1976 Sandra Kastel Las Vegas 21 Miss Las Vegas Vocal "My Man" Non Finalist Talent Award
1975 Sherri Ann Lowe Las Vegas 21 Miss Las Vegas Baton Twirling / Variety Act
1974 Jacqueline Barker Sparks 19 Miss Sparks Popular Vocal "The Way We Were"
1973 Echo Rost Sparks 20 Miss Sparks Modern Jazz Dance "I Feel the Earth Move" Tied for Neat As A Pin Award
1972 Helen Bennett Reno 23 Miss Reno Ballet "Dance of the Gypsy" Non Finalist Talent Award
1971 Joan Burachio Las Vegas 21 Miss Las Vegas Accordion "Csárdás" Semi-finalist
1970 Vicky Jo Todd Sparks 20 Miss Sparks Vocal / Guitar "Time" Non Finalist Talent Award Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1969 Karen Wastun Yerington 21 Miss Lyon County Dramatic Presentation "Lizzie" from The Rainmaker
1968 Sharon Davis Reno 19 Miss University of Nevada Classical Vocal "Quando me'n vo'"
1967 Vicky Landeck Reno 18 Miss Reno Dramatic Reading "Ruth, the Moabitess" by N.A. Truell
1966 Roberta Sharp Carson City 18 Miss Carson City Piano Solo
1965 Kathryn Blaikie Carson City 18 Miss Carson City Musical Comedy "I'm Late" Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1964 Ellen Roseman Sparks 21 Miss South Lake Tahoe Comedy Skit
1963 Cheryle Thompson Las Vegas Miss Las Vegas Folk Singing "My Lover Has Gone" Semi-finalist
1962 Audrey Chambers Las Vegas 19 Baton Twirling, Fire Baton & Dance Previously Nevada's Junior Miss 1961
1961 Sherry Wagner Reno 19 Tap Dance, "Oh Them Golden Slippers"
1960 Nancy Bowen McGill 19 Humorous Reading while accompanying herself on the piano
1959 Dawn Wells Reno 20 Dramatic Reading, "Antigone" "Mary Ann" on Gilligan's Island
1958 Judy Wadsworth Sparks Dramatic Monologue, "The Lark"
1957 Loni Gravelle Reno Piano "Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor" Semi-finalist
1956 Carmen Ruggeroli Las Vegas Vocal
1955 Vivienne Potter Reno Dramatic Monologue, "An Address to the Jury"
1954 Janice Babcock Reno Ballet "Blues"
1953 Jeannine McColl Las Vegas Dance
1952 Bonnie Wilson Reno Ballet, "Something to Dance About" assumed the title after the original winner, Sylvia Russell, got married
1951 Donna Sollars Reno Vocal & Ukelele, "Has Anybody Seen My Gal?" & "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
1950 Tosca Masini Sparks Comedy Characterization Semi-finalist
1949 Carol Lampe Reno Speech "4-H"

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