Miss Nevada Teen USA Alexa Taylor is set to compete for the title and crown of Miss Teen USA at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas on Saturday, Aug. 2 (Photo credit: Georgina Vaughan).
The Miss Teen USA competition comes on the heels of the Miss USA pageant, in which her “sister queen,” Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez, won. Since Sanchez is the first Nevada queen to ever bring home the Miss USA crown, Taylor is now gearing up to be the first Miss Nevada Teen USA to take home the national crown.
“Seeing Nia represent Nevada in such a wonderful way, while winning the national title, has motivated me to follow in her footsteps,” says Taylor. “I can’t wait for the opportunity to represent this great state, while being able to meet new people and take home the Miss Teen USA crown!”
With 50 other contestants competing from all over the United States, Taylor will be judged in three different rounds including interview, swimsuit and evening gown. With the preliminary presentation show taking place on Friday, Aug. 1 and the live finals competition on Saturday, Aug. 2, Taylor is ready to take on the competition.
As Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014, 16-year-old Taylor has given back to her community, attending many charity events and being a positive role model for other girls her age. Taylor has had the opportunity to volunteer at more than 15 charities, with one of her favorite charities being the Shade Tree Shelter where she volunteers her time reading books and doing arts and crafts with children. When Taylor is not training for Miss Teen USA, she is a competitive cheerleader and tumbler. In her spare time she also enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and going to the beach.
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