1973 Miss Nevada


1973 Echo Layne Rost, SparksHOMETOWN:  Sparks    BIRTHDAY:  March 17, 1953
AGE: 20    HAIR: Blonde    EYES: Hazel    HEIGHT: 5’3”
EDUCATION:     University of Nevada in Reno student/ambition to be a speech teacher
TALENT:  Jazz Dance Routine
  • Received “Neat as a pin” award along with Miss Colorado (Miss America) Rebecca King. Award given to two instead of one for the first time in five years. Both girls awarded $250 scholarship by the Hostesses. Quote from Echo – “All I know is my mom’s going to faint.”
  • Her sister was her 1st runner-up in the Miss Sparks pageant and assumed the title after Echo won Miss Nevada
  • Performed a modern dance routine to “I feel the earth move” for her talent at Miss America. It was choreographed by a choreographer based out of San Jose, CA.
  • Echo and Miss Washington, Leslie Ann Mays, were the official ambassadors for the Expo 1974 World’s Fair in Spokane, Washington.  They went on a 40 city goodwill tour promoting the 1974 Expo which included a trip to Taiwan.
  • Special guest performer at Miss Colorado pageant
  • The Nevada State Legislature in 1973 passed a resolution proclaiming “each future winner of the Miss Nevada Scholarship Pageant to serve as the official hostess of the state of Nevada.
  • “I think the pageant people look today for an inner beauty as well as outer beauty… beauty of gracefulness, knowledge, and education.  Not just facial beauty.”- 8/26/73
  • “You are subjected to people’s opinion, so you have to be prepared to lose.  You have to be flexible and not take it too seriously.” – 9/7/86
  • Fond Memory – “Fire department was on strike in Atlantic City and the girls couldn’t leave the convention center between rehearsals and performances because the firemen were picketing in front and would lock us out if we left.” – 9/7/86
MISS NEVADA PAGEANT (Miss Nevada Pageant, Inc.):
  1. Echo Rost (Miss Nevada), Miss Sparks, interpretive jazz dance
  2. Charlene Thomas (1st Runner-up), Miss Reno, Gymnastic routine
  3. Sandra Kastel (2nd Runner-up), Miss Las Vegas, Vocalist
  4. Sherri Lowe (3rd Runner-up), Miss Clark County, Fire baton twirling routine
  5. Mona Sanchez (4th Runner-up), Miss University of Nevada – Reno, Classical piano
  6. Merri Calton, Miss Elko County, Modern dance
  7. Regina Payne, Miss Carson City, Sewing skit
  8. Shawn Simons, Miss Douglas County, Original design & sewing talent act
  9. Joanne Ward, Miss Lyon County, Piano solo
  10. Mary Gartrell, Miss Mineral County, Storytelling
  11. Karen Swansons, Miss Washoe County, Gymnastic routine
  12. Paula Etcheverry, Miss White Pine County, Original oratory
  • Miss Nevada awarded $1000 scholarship along with snowmobile, gifts & prizes
  • Married name: Echo Callahan (Husband – Craig)
  • Came back as Miss Nevada dancer in 1975 production