Randi Sundquist, Miss Southern Counties, was crowned Miss Nevada 2012 on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at the Casablanca Casino Resort in Mesquite. The beauty from Elko is 23 years old. She will represent Nevada at the Miss America 2013 pageant in Las Vegas next January.
Miss Nevada 2012, Randi Sundquist. Photo: Leila Navidi for Las Vegas Sun.
Randi graduated from University of Nevada, majoring in journalism and media.
Her personal experience of being bullied has inspired her platform of “Preventing Youth Violence and Bullying.” Her talent is contemporary dance.
The Miss Nevada court included first runner-up Diana Sweeney of Moundhouse, Nev., second runner-up Elizabeth Mercado, third runner-up Alyssa D’Agostino, and fourth runner-up Ashley Tarchione, all of Las Vegas. Non-finalist interview award went to Jessika Wass of Gardnerville, Nev., and Marisela Avitia of Carson City received the non-finalist talent award. On Monday night, Mercado won the overall talent award with her vocal performance.
Miss Nevada 2012, Randi Sundquist
About the Miss Nevada Organization
The Miss Nevada Organization is a volunteer driven organization that organizes, executes and oversees the Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen competitions which are official state preliminary competitions to the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageants. Both titles provide a statewide forum for today’s young women and teens to express their viewpoints, talents and accomplishments to the public during the ensuing year. The Miss America Organization is the largest provider of scholarships for women in the country and contestants within both programs at the local and state level earn scholarship money provided by the Miss Nevada Organization.