1987 Miss Nevada

STACIE JAMES

1987 Stacie James, Las VegasHOMETOWN:  Las Vegas    BIRTHDAY:
AGE: 23    HAIR: Blonde    EYES:  Green    HEIGHT: 5’9”
EDUCATION:     Sophomore musical theater major at University of Nevada – Las Vegas
TALENT:  Vocalist – “Suddenly Seymour” from Little Shop of Horrors at Miss Nevada
                                      “On My Own” from Les Miserables at Miss America
TRIVIA:
  • 2nd Runner up to Miss America, Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Highest placement for Miss Nevada representative)
  • Preliminary Talent Award Winner at Miss America – 1st time for Miss Nevada
  • Selected as member of the Miss America Talent Troupe
  • Was the Lead Singer at Follies Bergere at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas when she won Miss Nevada
  • As a teenager she suffered from Bell Palsy and was paralyzed on the left side of her face for a year.  With determination as well as surgery, she now has 98% function in her face
  • Was criticized by reporters for being a showgirl in Las Vegas. Her response “I’m proud to be a showgirl – I’ve worn fewer clothes during the Miss America Swimsuit competition than I’ve ever worn on any stage in Las Vegas”-9/1987
QUOTES:
  • “Nevada is my home and I’m determined to do my best to make Nevadans proud of my efforts.” 9/1987 Reno Magazine
  • “I thought it would be good experience for me.  I wanted to try for the Miss Nevada Pageant because I was interested in the scholarship aspect of the competition, as well as being able to represent Nevada.” 9/1987 Reno Magazine
  • “I believe that because people are from Nevada, they are more outgoing, open and congenial, because this state is a host state to people from all over the world and people here are always welcoming many new people.” 9/1987 Reno Magazine
MISS NEVADA PAGEANT ( ):
  • CONTESTANTS/SPONSORS/TALENT
  1. Stacie James (Miss Nevada), Miss Las Vegas, Vocalist
  2. Kristian Darling (1st Runner-up), Miss Sparks, Vocalist – “Stormy Weather”
  3. Gina Pressley (2nd Runner-up), Miss Elko County
  4. Stephanie Morgan (3rd Runner-up), Miss Cosmopolitan County
  5. Stacey Ann Neth (4th Runner-up), Miss Douglas County
  6. Romona Sgambulleri, Miss Carson City
  7. Denise Alvarez, Miss Fallon
  8. Mary Jo Botello, Miss Lyon County
  9. Jillette Crowther, Miss Mesquite
  10. Wendy Brown, Miss Reno
  11. Mayuri Lily Nakasone, Miss Silver State
  12. Paige Gill, Miss Tonopah
*Scholarships – Miss NV – $2500, All contestants were awarded a combined total of $4000 in scholarships
LATER YEARS
  • Married name: Stacie James Bush (Husband – Zachary)
  • In 1992, she toured with the Broadway Tour Company of “Will Rogers Follies”