Congratulations to Miss South Las Vegas USA Nia Sanchez and Miss Summerlin Teen USA Alexa Taylor were crowned Miss Nevada USA 2014 and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014. Miss Nevada USA 2013 Chelsea Caswell and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2013 Amanda Jenkins crowned their successors during the pageant held at the UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on Sunday, Jan. 12.
As Miss Nevada USA 2014, 23-year-old Sanchez hopes to bring awareness to women’s and children’s issues as a titleholder. She currently donates her time to The Shade Tree and is passionate about continuing her work with organizations that empower women. She enjoys learning about new cultures by traveling and even lived in Hong Kong in 2012. Her hobbies include international travel, martial arts, hiking, volunteering, mission trips and cooking in her spare time.
As Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014, 15-year-old Alexa Taylor hopes to give back to the community and help mentor her peers. Taylor is a member of the National Charity League, a mother-daughter philanthropy organization which enables her to volunteer for more than 15 local Las Vegas charities. In her spare time, she is a competitive cheerleader and tumbler, and likes to dance, swim and spend time with her family.