Miss Douglas Jessika Wass participates in Miss Nevada pageant
Elko native Randi Sundquist was crowned as the 2012 Miss Nevada while Ellie Smith of Henderson was named 2012 Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen. The pageant was held Monday and Tuesday at the Casablanca Resort and Casino in Mesquite.
Miss Douglas County Jessika Wass received the award for nonfinalist interview. Miss Douglas County Outstanding Teen, Reno resident Makenzie St. Cyr received the award for nonfinalist talent.
The Miss Nevada court included first runner-up Diana Sweeney of Moundhouse, second runner-up Elizabeth Mercado, third runner-up Alyssa D’Agostino, and fourth runner-up Ashley Tarchione, all of Las Vegas. Carson City resident Marisela Avitia received the non-finalist talent award. On Monday night, Mercado won the overall talent award with her vocal performance.
The Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen court was completed with first runner-up Sabrina Singh of Henderson, second runner-up Audrey Morris of Las Vegas, third runner-up Katarina Clark of Reno and fourth runner-up Paris Regan of Carson City. Non-finalist interview award went to Joy Thompson of Las Vegas. During Monday night’s show, Smith won the overall talent award with a classical vocal selection.
Sundquist will begin preparing for the 2013 Miss America pageant which will be held in January in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, while Smith will travel in August to Orlando, Fla., for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition at the Linda Chapman Theatre inside the Orange County Convention Center.
“I’m a little numb right now but I’m so overjoyed and so excited,” Sundquist said. “I’ve worked really hard for this and I knew if it was God’s plan for me then he would put this in my life. Winning Miss Nevada has truly been a blessing. Words cannot express how honored and grateful I am.”