1976 Miss Nevada


1976 Sandra Kastel, Las VegasHOMETOWN:  Las  Vegas    BIRTHDAY:   December 16, 1954
AGE: 21    HAIR: Brown    EYES: Green    HEIGHT: 5’4½ ” 
EDUCATION:     Sophomore at University of Nevada in Las Vegas majoring in theater & music    
TALENT:  Vocalist  – Sang “Maybe This Time” at Miss Nevada
  • Non-finalist Talent Award at Miss America – Sang “My Man” at Miss America
  • Attended Los Angeles County Fair to promote Nevada Magazine
  • Queen at the Opening of American Bowling Congress at Centennial Coliseum
  • Official hostess of State of Nevada
  • Guest at Miss Colorado and Miss Idaho Pageants
  • Her strategy for handling interview – “I’ll just be myself.  If they don’t like it…” – ended sentence with a smile and a shrug – 9/1976
MISS NEVADA PAGEANT (Miss Nevada Pageant, Inc.):
  1. Sandra Kastel (Miss Nevada), Miss Las Vegas, Vocal – “Maybe this time” 
  2. Lori Jukich (1st Runner-up), Miss Elko County, Gymnastics & baton twirling routine 
  3. Jeanne Cangemi (2nd Runner-up), Miss Washoe County, Saxophone solo
  4. Tamara Bailey (3rd Runner-up), Miss Sparks, Monologue from “Star Spangled Girl”
  5. Mona Sanchez (4th Runner-up), Miss Reno, Classical Piano 
  6. Deanne Lewis (Miss Congeniality), Miss Moapa Valley, Flute solo – “Spanish Medley”
  7. Cheryl Gregory, Miss Carson City, Polynesian dance
  8. Annellen King, Miss Clark County, Piano solo
  9. Diane Ballard, Miss Douglas County, Tahitian dance
  10. Brenda Cox, Miss Fallon, Interpretive dance to the poem “The Creation”
  11. Colleen Koester, Miss Lyon County, Flue solo – patriotic medley
  12. Kim Pacini, Miss North Lake Tahoe, Wood carving and speech routine
  13. Loretta Johnson, Miss University of Nevada – Reno, Egyptian belly dance
  14. Tracy Austin, Miss Winnemucca, Modern jazz dance
  15. Mary Jackson, Miss White Pine County, Interpretive dance to boogie music
  • Miss Nevada awarded $1500 scholarship plus $1500 wardrobe and prizes
  • 1st RU – $800, 2nd RU – $600, 3rd RU – $500, 4th RU – $300, Miss Congeniality – $250
  • All other contestants – $200 stipend
  • First time in Miss Nevada history a former Miss America – Rebecca Ann King, was the emcee at the state pageant. She brought the current Miss Colorado with her
  • Married name: Sandra Clark (Husband – Charles)
  • Performer on the Las Vegas Strip