Miss Nevada USA 2023 is Josie Stephens

Miss Sun Valley, Josie Stephens, was crowned Miss Nevada USA 2023 on Sunday, June 25 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The 27-year-old offshore chemical engineer for Baker Hughes is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She bested 16 other contestants to win the state title and will now prepare to represent Nevada at Miss USA 2023.

Arianna Siefert of Valley of Fire was named first runner-up while Alexis Smith of Summerlin, Emily Delgado of Henderson, and Tylar Bester of Battleborn were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively.

Emily Cox of Silver State clinched the title of Miss Nevada Teen USA 2023 and will now proceed to the Miss Teen USA 2023 pageant on a date yet to be announced.

Her runners-up were Sofia Forrest Turner of Paradise, Kalli Mejia of Reno, Alexandra Kouretas of Summerlin, Kiera Heaven of Las Vegas, and Hannah Branca of Henderson.

No stranger to pageantry, the new Miss Nevada USA has been participating in Miss Louisiana USA for years and went so close (first runner-up) to winning the title in three consecutive editions.

"I am going to Miss USA. A dream I have dreamed of for 9 years is finally my reality," Josie shared on social media after winning Sunday's competition.

Last year's winners, Summer Keffeler and Janae McIntosh, crowned their respective successors at the end of the event.

Meet the new Miss Nevada USA:

Photos: Miss Nevada USA, Grant Foto / Josie Stephens / Instagram


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