1954 Miss Nevada


1954 Janice Babcock, RenoHOMETOWN: Reno    BIRTHDAY: August 18, 1936
AGE: 17    HAIR: Blonde    EYES: Blue    HEIGHT: 5’6”
TALENT: Grecian Interpretive dance
  • 2 year state champion baton twirler
  • Appeared on 7 television shows in LA before leaving for Miss America including, “Pinky Lee Show” & Jack Rourke’s “Ladie’s Matinee” promoting Reno and Nevada
  • Originator of the “Twirleens”  a baton twirling marching group of the 1960’s
  • 1st year that the state pageant had visiting royalty including Miss Idaho, Miss California, Miss Utah, and Miss Arizona
  • “Thinks the pageants offer valuable training in poise and communication skills” – 1986 
MISS NEVADA PAGEANT (Sponsored by Junior Chamber of Commerce):
  1. Janice Babcock (Miss Nevada), Miss Reno, Grecian dance
  2. Louise Harrison (1st Runner-up), Miss Hawthorne, Sewing display
  3. Georgia Christiersson (2nd Runner-up), of Las Vegas, Vocal “No other love”
  4. Jean Price, of Boulder City, Ventriloquist whistling act
  5. JoAnne Ortiz, of Reno, Ballet dance to “Street scene”
  6. Sharon Nelson, Miss Tonopah, Specialty dance
  7. Eileen Rasmussen, of Reno, Piano solo “Rhapsody in Blue”
  8. Shari Reynolds, of Lake Tahoe, Pantomime of “Hooray, Hooray”
  9. Marilyn Petersen, of White Pine Co., Vocal “Little things mean a lot”
  10. Barbara Lohrman was unable to compete due to illness
  • Married name: Janice (Biancone)(Sturm)(Anderson)Lewallen (as of 1986)
  • Mother of two sons: Joey and Mike Biancone