HOMETOWN: Las Vegas BIRTHDAY: N/A
AGE: 22 HAIR: Blonde
EDUCATION: Orange Coast College, Communications
TALENT: Lyrical Dance
PLATFORM: Cancer Recovery with PACE
Q: Who is the most influential person in your life? A: My younger brother Bradley. He is so strong above all he has been through.
Q: What is one thing about you that people you meet may not immediately realize? A: I’m really funny.
Q: What is your hometown like? A: We are very diverse. We have everything from mountains to casinos.
Q: What makes your state so special? A: We were battle-born, and we are now the fastest growing state in the U.S.
Q: What was one defining moment in your life? A: Moving to New York right out of high school
Q: If you are named Miss America, what do you want to accomplish during the next 12 months? A: I want to make a positive affect on everyone I have the chance to meet. I will share the things I have learned through my faith, my family, our trials and the difference my platform can make.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? A: God said, “I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.”
Q: What have you learned about yourself after winning the state pageant? A: I’ve learned that I can survive under pressure. I’ve also learned patience.
Q: What advice would you give today’s teens? A: Education is important! Be strong to your beliefs and stay morally clean. Make a difference.
Q: What is one important thing you have learned from being in pageants? A: Through everything we have to be true to ourselves.
Q: What is the silliest thing you’ve seen at a pageant? A: A girl played the recorder for her talent.
Q: Do you have any fun/funny behind-the-scenes stories? A: Hopefully I will get one at Miss America.
Q: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? A: My feet! Not very pretty due to dancing
Q: During your pageant competitions, what has been the most difficult question you’ve been asked to answer? A: Same sex marriage and what my thoughts were.
Q: How many pageants have you competed in during your life? A: Miss America will be my third.
Q: What do you feel is the most important issue facing the nation at this time in history? A: Terrorism
Q: What do you think is the greatest misconception about pageant contestants? A: People don’t think we are smart. (They forget it’s not just about beauty.)
Q: Do you consider yourself a role model? If so, are you comfortable in that position? A: Yes, I feel it is a privilege to change lives by example.
Q: What is the last book you read? A: Behold the Little Ones
Q: What do you consider your greatest strength? Weakness? A: Strength is strong will, my drive.
Q: What qualities do you look for in a leader? A: Honesty, integrity, determination
Q: What does it mean to you to be an American? A: Free and very blessed
Q: What are you studying, or what did you study in school? A: Communication and dance
Q: What were you like when you were a child? A: Very grown-up, very dedicated and busy
Q: What are you most excited about regarding this year’s pageant? A: Having the privilege to mingle with the best of the best
Q: What is the best thing about participating in this year’s pageant? A: Meeting the high caliber of young ladies and having some of them as forever friends
MISS NEVADA PAGEANT ():
Crystal Wosik (Miss Nevada), Miss Las Vegas, Dance
Megan Tobin, Miss Clark County
Krysten Bartsche, Miss Douglas County
Meghan Madrigan, Miss Fallon
Elizabeth Coleman, Miss Lake Tahoe
Laura Henderson, Miss Mesquite
Carina Whitcomb, Miss Reno/Sparks
Caleche Manos, Miss Sierra Vista
Kari Ramos, Miss Silver State
Brooke Westlake, Miss University of Nevada – Reno
Hana Freeman, Miss Washoe County
Alexis Bostock, Miss Wendover
Molly Haagland, Miss Winnemucca
*Scholarships – N/A