1980 Miss Nevada


1980 Phyllis Hamlin, RenoHOMETOWN:  Reno (Santa Cruz, CA)    BIRTHDAY:  January 18, 1957
AGE: 23    HAIR: Blonde    EYES:  Blue    HEIGHT: 5’6”
EDUCATION:     Graduate of University of Nevada – Reno with BA in Journalism & Public Relations
TALENT:  Classical Piano – “Warsaw Concerto”
  • Worked part-time as marketing rep for Outdoor Posters Inc. during her year
  • Competed as Miss Santa Cruz County 1977 in Miss California pageant
  • Moved to Nevada to study at UNR
  • Guest at the Miss Arkansas pageant
  • “The pageant gives women experience in self-awareness in public speaking and in being poised.  It’s a good experience for women even if they don’t win.” – 6/25/1980
  • “I consider a beauty pageant an opportunity women have in order to grow.” – 6/25/80
  • “The swimsuit competition allows the girls to show poise under pressure.” – 4/25/80
MISS NEVADA PAGEANT (Miss Nevada Pageant, Inc.):
  1. Phyllis Hamlin (Miss Nevada), Miss Reno, Classical Piano
  2. Kelli-Lynne Starr (1st Runner-up), Miss Lake Mead, Vocalist
  3. Lezlie Ann Bowden (2nd Runner-up), Miss Las Vegas, Ballet
  4. Carrie Lynn Mankins (3rd Runner-up), Miss Carson City, Ballet
  5. Kathy Black (4th Runner-up), Miss Elko County, Instrumentalist
  6. Helen Peters (Miss Congeniality), Miss North Lake Tahoe, Piano
  7. Tawny Lee Aungst, Miss Clark County, Jazz dance
  8. Heidi Nickum, Miss Las Vegas Valley, Jazz dance
  9. Kayleen Sullivan, Miss Lincoln County, Dance
  10. Karen Marie Park, Miss Lyon County, Dance
  11. Theresa Tobiasson, Miss Moapa Valley, Instrumentalist
  12. Laura Lopez, Miss North Las Vegas, Dance
  • Miss Nevada awarded $1200 self-improvement scholarship
  • Married name:   (Husband – )
  • In 1982, listed as television/stage actress in San Francisco, CA
  • Mistress of Ceremonies of the Miss Nevada Pageant 1981-1983