Chelsea Caswell, Miss West Las Vegas USA, was crowned Miss Nevada USA 2013 at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas on January 27, 2013. The beauty from Summerlin is 23 years old and stands 5’8″. She will represent the state of Nevada in the Miss USA 2013 beauty pageant.
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Miss Nevada USA 2013 Chelsea Caswell
Miss Nevada USA 2013 Chelsea Caswell (left) and Miss Montana USA 2013
Miss Nevada USA 2013 Chelsea Caswell and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2013 Amanda Jenkins
At the same event, Amanda Jenkins was crowned Miss Nevada Teen USA 2013 and will compete in the Miss Teen USA 2013 beauty pageant.
While Nevada did well in the early years of the Miss USA pageant, they only placed once from 1987 to 2000. This streak was broken by Gina Giacinto’s finalist placing in Miss USA 2001.
Many Miss Nevada USA titleholders previously competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss America pageants. Six titleholders previously held the Miss Nevada Teen USA title and three held the Miss Nevada Crown in the Miss America Pageant.
Nevada’s Placements in Miss USA 2013:
First runner-up: Mary O’Neal Contino (1977)
Second runner-up: Joan Adams (1957), Karen Weller (1961), Kathy Landry (1968), Sheri Schruhl (1970)
Third runner-up: Gina Giacinto (2001), Jade Kelsall (2012)
Fourth runners-up: Janet Hadland (1962), Helen Salas (2007)
Top 10: Earlene Whitt (1953), Joy Blaine (1959), Kathee Francis (1963), Denyse Turner (1965), Jacqueline Moore (1967), Karen Esslinger (1969), Linda Dryden (1974), Christa Lane Daniel (1983), Tammy Perkins (1987)
Top 15: Lauren Scyphers (2006)
Miss Congeniality: Alesia Prentiss (1992)
Best State Costume: Lagracella Omran (1988)