A Carson City girl has been named a state finalist in the National American Miss Nevada Pageant, to be held next month in Las Vegas.
Seven-year-old JiaBella Divine Williams will compete in the junior pre-teen division with other Nevada girls. The overall winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, and air travel to the national pageant in California.
In National American Miss Pageants, girls under age 12 are not allowed to wear makeup, and there is no swimsuit competition. The pageant emphasizes inner beauty, poise, presentation, self-confidence, sportsmanship and goal achievement.