2002 Miss Nevada

TERESA BENITEZ

2002 Teresa Benitez, RenoHOMETOWN:  Reno    BIRTHDAY:  N/A
AGE:     24    HAIR: Brown
EDUCATION:    Graduate of University of Nevada – Reno
TALENT:  Theatrical monologue
PLATFORM: Poverty: A N.E.W. Focus (Nevada Empowered Women’s Project, non-profit to further the rights of women     and children in poverty) – founded by Teresa at age 17
TRIVIA:
  • 3rd Runner-up to Miss America
  • Miss America Quality of Life Winner
  • Preliminary Interview Award at Miss America
  • Preliminary On-Stage Interview Award at Miss America
QUOTE:  N/A
MISS NEVADA PAGEANT ():
  • CONTESTANTS/SPONSORS/TALENT
  1. Teresa Benitez (Miss Nevada), Miss Silver State
  2. Sarah Hulsey (1st Runner-up), Miss Truckee Meadows
  3. Marielle McCombs (2nd Runner-up), Miss University of Nevada – Reno
  4. Erin Granat, Miss Douglas County
  5. Cori Funderberg, Miss Elko County
  6. Tera Gibson, Miss Gold Country
  7. Aubrey Burton, Miss Lake Tahoe
  8. Cassandra Collom, Miss Mesquite
  9. Shannon Squires, Miss Northeast Nevada
  10. Maryn Russell, Miss Reno/Sparks
  11. Kelle Deeter, Miss Sierra Nevada
  12. Heather Stewart, Miss Wendover
  13. Katie Whalen, Miss Winnemucca
*Scholarships – Total of $12,000 awarded
LATER YEARS
  • Married name: Teresa Benitez-Thompson