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Vegas - 2015 - Issue 5 - September - Fall Fashion - Kate King

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PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF RAY ALAMO OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF JEFF RAGAZZO // talent patrol // BEYOND BEAUTY DURING THE PAGEANT'S TALENT COMPETITION, THE 14 CONTESTANTS VYING FOR THE TITLE OF MISS NEVADA 2015 DAZZLED THE AUDIENCE WITH PIANO SOLOS, OPERATIC ARIAS, CHOREOGRAPHED DANCE NUMBERS, THEATRICAL MONOLOGUES, AND MORE. FOR THE FIRST TIME, the Miss Nevada pageant took over Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center for an afternoon showcasing the poise and talent of the 14 young women vying for the title. Hosting duties were assumed by Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton, who introduced the contes- tants and their philanthropic platforms before commencing the separate swimsuit, talent, evening gown, and interview rounds. After the judges—including Susan Anton; Miss Nevada 1995, Jennifer Lier; and Vegas magazine's editor- in-chief, Andrea Bennett—submitted their scores, Miss America CEO Sam Haskell; the pageant's newly installed executive director, Jodi Hale Fonfa; and executive com- mittee members Audra Baldwin, Larry Smith, and Vanessa Houssels took the stage to present Katherine Kelley the title of Miss Nevada 2015 and Lauren Watson the title of Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen 2015. MISS NEVADA 2015 Katherine Kelley Andrea Bennett, Susan Anton, Ardi Najmabadi, and Larry Smith Jodi Hale Fonfa and Audra Baldwin Lauren Watson Aubree Christensen and Caroline Lambert Vanessa Houssels and Jerry Metellus Contestants during the opening number Sydney Nelson Angelica Bustos Alexis Hilts 116 VEGASMAGAZINE.COM INVITED

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