Veronica Grabowski, Miss Nevada USA 2008
Miss Nevada USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Nevada in the Miss USA pageant.
While Nevada did well in the early years of the Miss USA pageant, they only placed once from 1987 to 2000. This streak was broken by Gina Giacinto's finalist placing in Miss USA 2001.
Many Miss Nevada USA titleholders previously competed in the
Miss Teen USA and Miss America pageants. Six titleholders previously held the Miss Nevada Teen USA title and three held the Miss Nevada Crown in the Miss America Pageant.
Nia Sanchez of Las Vegas became the first Miss USA ever from the state of Nevada when she was crowned Miss USA 2014.
Results summary [ edit ]
Placements [ edit ]
Miss USA: Nia Sanchez (2014)
First runner-up: Mary O'Neal Contino (1977)
Second runner-up: Joan Adams (1957), Karen Weller (1961), Patricia Howe (1964), Kathy Landry (1968), Sheri Schruhl (1970)
Third runner-up: Gina Giacinto (2001), Jade Kelsall (2012), Brittany McGowan (2015)
Fourth runners-up: Janet Hadland (1962), Helen Salas (2007)
Top 10: Earlene Whitt (1953), Joy Blaine (1959), Kathee Francis (1963), Denyse Turner (1965), Jacqueline Moore (1967), Karen Esslinger (1969), Linda Dryden (1974), Christa Lane Daniel (1983), Tammy Perkins (1987), Chelsea Caswell (2013)
Top 15: Lauren Scyphers (2006)
Alesia Prentiss (1992) Miss Congeniality:
Best State Costume: Lagracella Omran (1988)
Winners [ edit ]
Declared as Winner
Ended as runner-up
Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
1 Age at the time of the Miss USA pageant
References [ edit ]
^ Plaisance, Stacey (8 June 2014). "Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez wins Miss USA; she is Silver State’s first winner". Las Vegas Sun. Associated Press . Retrieved . 29 April 2015
^ Leach, Robin (29 January 2013). "2013 Miss Nevada USA Chelsea Caswell wins pre-23rd birthday". Las Vegas Sun . Retrieved . 29 April 2015
^ Przybys, John (31 May 2012). "Chance meeting leads Jade Kelsall to Miss Nevada USA crown". Las Vegas Review-Journal . Retrieved . 29 April 2015
^ Katsilometes, John (16 June 2011). "Miss Nevada USA Sarah Chapman: Preschool exec, model, beauty queen — and children’s book author". Las Vegas Sun . Retrieved . 29 April 2015
^ Clarke, Norm (2008-04-11). "NORM: Miss Nevada adds bling to pageant". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
^ Sedensky, Matt (2006-12-23). "Ex-Miss Nevada USA Apologizes for Photos". Fox News.
^ Associated Press (2006-12-30). "Miss Nevada USA won't get her tiara back". East Valley Tribune.
^ Rafferty, Jo (2006-02-26). "Douglas High graduate represents state in Miss USA competition". The Record-Courier.
^ a b Frigard, Monique (2005-03-28). "NEWSMAKERS: Las Vegan prepares for her run in Miss USA Pageant.(living)". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
^ Di Dio, Deana (2001-11-19). "NEWSMAKERS: Pageant winner keeps busy schedule while reaching goals". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
^ Whitely, Joan (2000-01-30). "Former magician's assistant hopes to pull a win out of the hat as Miss USA". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
^ Kern, Kirk (1999-01-30). "Pageant winner in finals". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
^ Willert, Tim (1996-10-16). "Perna's plans for pageant lofty". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
^ "Reality check". Newsday. 2005-04-25.
^ "Work Clothes Win". The Victoria Advocate. 1988-02-23.
^ "1992 Miss Nevada Teen USA Executive Directors". Miss Nevada USA pageant . Retrieved . 2010-03-06
^ "Alicia Jacobs". My News Three . Retrieved . 2010-03-06
^ "Miss USA judge yanks essay due to threats". UPI. 2009-04-29.
^ Clarke, Norm (2000-07-17). "Ex-Miss Nevada USA a hit down under".
^ Koch, Ed (3 December 2013). "Philanthropist had long love affair with Nevada history, dance troupe Rhythmettes". Las Vegas Sun . Retrieved . 29 April 2015
External links [ edit ]