Andrea Martinez crowned Miss Nevada 2017


Andrea Martinez, Miss Clark County 2017, was crowned Miss Nevada 2017 by last year’s winner, Bailey Gumm, on Friday afternoon in a ceremony at Tropicana Theater.

The nearly full theater erupted with cheers for the 23-year-old Las Vegas resident, who was also awarded a scholarship of $10,000 and the opportunity to compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Earlier Friday, Martinez also won a $500 scholarship for the swimwear portion of the pageant.

Her platform, “Bridging the Gap — Building Relationships between Communities and Police,” helps bring local officers together with residents they represent. In her year of being Miss Nevada, she said, she hopes to continue working on it.

Sixteen women competed in the pageant for the Miss Nevada 2017 title. Another 22 competed on Thursday for Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen 2017, and the winner was crowned during Friday’s ceremony.

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