Statewide Pageants to be Held at the Suncoast Showroom 2/24

The stars will shine bright at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino on Sunday, February 24, when the Nevada Princess Pageant and the Mrs. Nevada-America Pageant will be held at the Suncoast Showroom.

The Nevada Princess Pageant, starting at 2 p.m., includes divisions of Little Miss, ages 4 to 6; Young Miss, ages 7 to 9; Pre-Teen, ages 10 to 12; and Teen, ages 13 to 16. In each division, entrants will compete in the categories of evening gown, on-stage introduction and interview with the judges.

The winning Princesses will each receive a crown, sash and prize package including a sterling silver princess tiara necklace.

Later in the evening, eight of Nevada's most accomplished and lovely married women will vie for the 2013 Mrs. Nevada-America crown, starting at 7 p.m. Contestants will be judged in the categories of evening gown, swimsuit, overall beauty and a four-minute interview with the judges. All of the contestants, from homemakers to business owners, represent the brightest and best of Nevada's married women. The newly crowned Mrs. Nevada-America 2013 will receive a prize package valued at more than $20,000 and the official crown of the Mrs. Nevada-America Pageant, presented by the reigning Mrs. Nevada-America 2012, Kristie Gulia-Jelinsky.

The newly crowned Mrs. Nevada-America will go on to compete in this year's Mrs. America Pageant, to be held at the Loew's Ventana Resort in Tucson, Arizona, August 28, 2013.

"People's Choice" will additionally be awarded to one lucky Nevada Princess and Mrs. Nevada-America contestant. Proceeds from the Nevada Princess award will benefit Project Teddy, while the "People's Choice" for Mrs. Nevada-America will be able to select their favorite charity. Family, friends and fans can vote for their favorite charities and contestants both online (through February 22) and at the door the day of the pageant. Visit and to vote.

For additional information on either pageant, call 702.932.1021.

Tickets for the Nevada Princess Pageant start at $20, plus tax and convenience fees, while tickets for the Mrs. Nevada-America Pageant start at $25, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.636.7075 or visiting

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