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Miss Nevada USA and Teen USA Titleholder History

Your ultimate Miss USA state pageant resource

Take a trip back into the history of the Miss Nevada USA and Teen USA pageants, from the first winner Barbara Jean Clark in 1952 to Josie Stephens and Emily Cox in 2023. Get to know every single Miss and Teen titleholder with a full listing, hometown map and extensive photo archive, with state pageant photos, Miss USA and Teen USA competition photos and more.

Lagracella Omran won Best State Costume at Miss USA 1988
Lagracella Omran won Best State Costume at Miss USA 1988

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A guide to the state titleholder listings...

Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders from Nevada

MISS USA 2014

Nia Sanchez

24 • Las Vegas

1st runner-up
at Miss Universe

Miss Nevada USA titleholders 1952-2022

Recent titleholders

2019
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Tianna Tuamoheloa

26 • Las Vegas

Top 5
at Miss USA

2020
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Victoria Olona

27 • Las Vegas

Top 16
at Miss USA

2021
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Kataluna Enriquez

27 • Las Vegas

 
 

2022
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Summer Keffeler

20 • Henderson

 
 

2023
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Josie Stephens

28 • Fallon

Semi-finalist
at Miss USA

Placements and Awards Summary

Placements

Winner

Nia Sanchez (2014)

1st runner-up

Mary O’Neal Contino (1977)

2nd runner-up

Joan Adams (1957), Kathy Landry (1968), Sheri Schruhl (1970), Carolina Urrea (2018)

3rd runner-up

Karen Weller (1961), Gina Giacinto (2001), Jade Kelsall (2012), Brittany McGowan (2015)

4th runner-up

Janet Hadland (1962), Helen Salas (2007)

Top 5/6

Semi-finalist

Earlene Whitt (1953), Joy Blaine (1959), Kathee Francis (1963), Denyse Turner (1965), Jacqueline Moore (1967), Karen Esslinger (1969), Linda Dryden (1974), Christa Daniel (1983), Tammy Perkins (1987), Josie Stephens (2023)

Top 8/10/11/12*

Top 15/16/20*

Lauren Scyphers (2006), Victoria Olona (2020)

* Where the semi-finalists are cut in multiple stages before the top 5 or 6

Awards

Congeniality

Alesia Prentiss (1992)

State Costume

Lagracella Omran (1988)

A woman wearing an evening gown on stage
Miss Nevada USA 2001 Gina Giacinto in the preliminary evening gown competition at Miss USA 2001

Full Titleholder Listing

IMAGEYEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Josie StephensFallon27Semi-finalist
2022Summer Keffeler*Henderson20Previously Miss WA Teen USA 2018
2021Kataluna EnriquezLas Vegas26
2020Victoria OlonaLas Vegas27Top 15
2019Tianna TuamoheloaLas Vegas26Top 5
2018Carolina UrreaParadise232nd runner-up
2017Lauren YorkNorth Las Vegas23
2016Emelina AdamsHenderson24
2015Brittany McGowanLas Vegas263rd Runner-Up
2014NIA SANCHEZLas Vegas24Miss USA1RU Miss Universe 2014
2013Chelsea CaswellLas Vegas23Top 10
2012Jade KelsallLas Vegas263rd Runner-Up
2011Sarah ChapmanHenderson27Sister of Miss CA USA 2004 Ellen Chapman
2010Julianna Erdesz^Reno25Previously Miss NV 2008
2009Georgina Vaughan*Las Vegas20Previously Miss NV Teen USA 2006
2008Veronica GrabowskiHenderson23
2007Helen Salas*Las Vegas214th runner-upPreviously Miss NV Teen USA 2004 (2RU Miss Teen USA)
2006Lauren ScyphersGardnerville20Semi-finalist
2005Shivonn GeebLas Vegas25Assumed title
2005Sloan BaileyResigned prior to Miss USA
2004Victoria Franklin*Las Vegas23Previously Miss NV Teen USA 1998 (2RU Miss Teen USA)
2003Ashley Huff^Henderson22Previously Miss NV 2001
2002Jenny ValdezLas Vegas22
2001Gina Giacinto^Las Vegas263rd Runner-UpPreviously Miss NV 1999
2000Alicia Carnes*Las Vegas22Previously Miss NV Teen USA 1995
1999Shaynee SmithLas Vegas23
1998Tammie Rankin*Las Vegas21Previously Miss NV Teen USA 1993
1997Ninya PernaGreen Valley23
1996Alisa CastilloLas Vegas23
1995Brook Hammond*Las Vegas21Previously Miss NV Teen USA 1991
1994Angela LambertLas Vegas25
1993Alexis OliverLas Vegas18
1992Alesia PrentissLas Vegas24Congeniality
1991Jodi JensenLas Vegas19
1990Michelle YeggeLas Vegas23
1989Janu TornellLas Vegas23
1988Lagracella OmranNorth Las Vegas19State Costume
1987Tammy PerkinsLas Vegas21Semi-finalist
1986LeAnna GrantLas Vegas23Previously Miss NV 1984
1985Alicia BergerLas Vegas19
1984Donna Lee McNeilLas Vegas21
1983Christa DanielLas Vegas18Semi-finalist
1982Andrea PenningtonLas Vegas19
1981Mary LebsockLas Vegas23
1980Kimberlee GuiderLas Vegas22
1979Aleasha MaglebyLas Vegas19
1978Dawn JamesonLas Vegas19
1977Mary O'Neal ContinoLas Vegas191st runner-up
1976Janice CarrelleLas Vegas20
1975Madonna AllisonLas Vegas20
1974Linda DrydenLas Vegas19Semi-finalist
1973Laura FritzLas Vegas21
1972Tracey Lynn WhitneyLas Vegas18
1971Anita LaurieLas Vegas20
1970Sheri SchruhlLas Vegas192nd runner-up
1969Karen EsslingerLas Vegas19Semi-finalist
1968Kathy LandryLas Vegas222nd runner-up
1967Jacqueline MooreLas Vegas19Semi-finalist
1966Mary MartinLas Vegas18
1965Denyse TurnerLas Vegas23Semi-finalistThird titleholder appointed to represent Nevada in 1965 – original winner Sharon Granda was too young and her replacement Bonnie Baxter had to fly home to be with her ill mother
1964Pamela Diane MorrisLas Vegas19
1963Kathee FrancisLas Vegas20Semi-finalist
1962Janet HadlandLas Vegas194th runner-up
1961Karen WellerLas Vegas183rd runner-up
1960Did Not Compete
1959Joy BlaineReno23Semi-finalist
1958Terry Lee JeffersLas Vegas18
1957Joan AdamsLas Vegas232nd runner-up
1956Marley SandersonNorth Las Vegas21
1955Did Not Compete
1954Mary Jane ArnoldLas Vegas18
1953Earlene WhittLas Vegas18Semi-finalist
1952Barbara Jean ClarkBoulder City19
YEARNAMEHOMETOWNAGEPLACEMENTAWARDNOTES
2023Josie StephensFallon27Semi-finalist
2022Summer Keffeler*Henderson20Previously Miss WA Teen USA 2018
2021Kataluna EnriquezLas Vegas26
2020Victoria OlonaLas Vegas27Top 15
2019Tianna TuamoheloaLas Vegas26Top 5
2018Carolina UrreaParadise232nd runner-up
2017Lauren YorkNorth Las Vegas23
2016Emelina AdamsHenderson24
2015Brittany McGowanLas Vegas263rd Runner-Up
2014NIA SANCHEZLas Vegas24Miss USA1RU Miss Universe 2014
2013Chelsea CaswellLas Vegas23Top 10
2012Jade KelsallLas Vegas263rd Runner-Up
2011Sarah ChapmanHenderson27Sister of Miss CA USA 2004 Ellen Chapman
2010Julianna Erdesz^Reno25Previously Miss NV 2008
2009Georgina Vaughan*Las Vegas20Previously Miss NV Teen USA 2006
2008Veronica GrabowskiHenderson23
2007Helen Salas*Las Vegas214th runner-upPreviously Miss NV Teen USA 2004 (2RU Miss Teen USA)
2006Lauren ScyphersGardnerville20Semi-finalist
2005Shivonn GeebLas Vegas25Assumed title
2005Sloan BaileyResigned prior to Miss USA
2004Victoria Franklin*Las Vegas23Previously Miss NV Teen USA 1998 (2RU Miss Teen USA)
2003Ashley Huff^Henderson22Previously Miss NV 2001
2002Jenny ValdezLas Vegas22
2001Gina Giacinto^Las Vegas263rd Runner-UpPreviously Miss NV 1999
2000Alicia Carnes*Las Vegas22Previously Miss NV Teen USA 1995
1999Shaynee SmithLas Vegas23
1998Tammie Rankin*Las Vegas21Previously Miss NV Teen USA 1993
1997Ninya PernaGreen Valley23
1996Alisa CastilloLas Vegas23
1995Brook Hammond*Las Vegas21Previously Miss NV Teen USA 1991
1994Angela LambertLas Vegas25
1993Alexis OliverLas Vegas18
1992Alesia PrentissLas Vegas24Congeniality
1991Jodi JensenLas Vegas19
1990Michelle YeggeLas Vegas23
1989Janu TornellLas Vegas23
1988Lagracella OmranNorth Las Vegas19State Costume
1987Tammy PerkinsLas Vegas21Semi-finalist
1986LeAnna GrantLas Vegas23Previously Miss NV 1984
1985Alicia BergerLas Vegas19
1984Donna Lee McNeilLas Vegas21
1983Christa DanielLas Vegas18Semi-finalist
1982Andrea PenningtonLas Vegas19
1981Mary LebsockLas Vegas23
1980Kimberlee GuiderLas Vegas22
1979Aleasha MaglebyLas Vegas19
1978Dawn JamesonLas Vegas19
1977Mary O'Neal ContinoLas Vegas191st runner-up
1976Janice CarrelleLas Vegas20
1975Madonna AllisonLas Vegas20
1974Linda DrydenLas Vegas19Semi-finalist
1973Laura FritzLas Vegas21
1972Tracey Lynn WhitneyLas Vegas18
1971Anita LaurieLas Vegas20
1970Sheri SchruhlLas Vegas192nd runner-up
1969Karen EsslingerLas Vegas19Semi-finalist
1968Kathy LandryLas Vegas222nd runner-up
1967Jacqueline MooreLas Vegas19Semi-finalist
1966Mary MartinLas Vegas18
1965Denyse TurnerLas Vegas23Semi-finalistThird titleholder appointed to represent Nevada in 1965 – original winner Sharon Granda was too young and her replacement Bonnie Baxter had to fly home to be with her ill mother
1964Pamela Diane MorrisLas Vegas19
1963Kathee FrancisLas Vegas20Semi-finalist
1962Janet HadlandLas Vegas194th runner-up
1961Karen WellerLas Vegas183rd runner-up
1960Did Not Compete
1959Joy BlaineReno23Semi-finalist
1958Terry Lee JeffersLas Vegas18
1957Joan AdamsLas Vegas232nd runner-up
1956Marley SandersonNorth Las Vegas21
1955Did Not Compete
1954Mary Jane ArnoldLas Vegas18
1953Earlene WhittLas Vegas18Semi-finalist
1952Barbara Jean ClarkBoulder City19

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