Miss Nevada USA 2014 is Nia Sanchez and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014 is Alexa Taylor. Click their names to view their profiles, which have more photos.
Both Nia and Alexa live in the Las Vegas area. Of the pair, only Nia has competed in the USA system previously. She was second runner-up at Miss California USA 2010 (behind Nicole Johnson and Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether) and top 20 in California in 2011 and 2012.
Nia’s first runner-up was newcomer Stephanie Cook, second runner-up was 2013 semi-finalist Jessica Davis. Both the third and fourth runners-up are past California contestants, third runner-up Brittany McGowan making the top five in a USA state pageant for the second time and Cierra Jackson for her first, having been a semi-finalist in 2012 but a non-finalist in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
The top 10 bracket consisted of two past Nevada semi-finalists and Miss Nevada Teen USA 2010 first runner-up Cory Bradley and the top 15 included three-time runner-up Whitney Green, 2013 third runner-up Talyah Polee, past Texas semi-finalist Jordan Johannsen and California semi-finalists Mary-Kate Fitzpatrick and Susan Romanishin. Of the top 15, five competed at Miss California USA 2012.
Miss Nevada Teen USA 2007 Danielle Hashimoto, 2013 semi-finalist Kimberly Andres, and past Florida contestant Anastasia Pavlenko failed to make the cut.
In the Teen competition most of the contestants were newcomers so there were no noticeable trends, although it should be noted returning runner-up Marilyn Kennedy placed 4th runner-up (she was 3RU last year and 2RU in 2012).
Miss Nevada USA 2014 - Nia Sanchez (T20 CA USA 12, T20 CA USA 11, 2RU CA USA 10)
1RU: Stephanie Cook
2RU: Jessica Davis (SF 13)
3RU: Brittany McGowan (T10 CA USA 13, 4RU CA USA 12, T10 CA USA 11, T10 CA USA 10)
4RU: Cierra Jackson (NF CA USA 13, T20 CA USA 12, NF CA USA 10, NF CA USA 09)
Felice Garcia (SF 12)
Chris Salas (SF 13)
Cory Bradley (1RU NV TUSA 10)
Jordan Johannsen (SF TX USA 13)
Talyah Polee (3RU 13, NF 12)
Susan Romanishin (T20 CA USA 12, NF CA USA 11)
Mary Kate Fitzpatrick
Whitney Green (2RU 13, 2RU 11, 4RU 10)
Nia Sanchez, Stephanie Cook, Jessica Davis, Brittany McGowan, Cierra Jackson
Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014 - Alexa Taylor
1RU: Natasha Cook
2RU: Zitlaly Cervantes
3RU: Kami Deike
4RU: Marilyn Kennedy (3RU 13, 2RU 12)
Sarahy De La Rosa
Mackenzie Zurcher (NF 13)
Kailey Boersma - Seven Hills
Alexa Taylor, Natasha Cook, Zitlaly Cervantes, Kami Deike, Marilyn Kennedy