Pictured above is Dancing With The Stars Pro Val Chmerkovskiy with Katie Eklund, the newly named Miss Nevada Teen USA. As you have read from our previous reportings, the 2012 Miss Nevada USA and Nevada Teen USA pageants were held at the Pearl in the Palms Resort on Sunday, Jan. 29th, 2012. Val judged Miss Nevada Teen USA while his brother Maks judged the Miss Nevada Pageant. You can read a great review of the whole event at the Las Vegas Sun. The link also includes a great photo of Maks with Jade Kelsall the newly crowned Miss Nevada USA.
Gear up Maks, Tony, and Dancing With The Stars fans! As you have read in some earlier postings, Maks will be judging the Miss Nevada Beauty 2012 Pageant. The fun begins tonight (Sunday) at the Palms’ concert venue, The Pearl, in Las Vegas. Cool too is that Tony Dovolani has choreographed part of the show. Below are some details on the show from the Las Vegas Sun.
“The panel of judges really has their work cut out for them. I honestly believe we have some girls who could truly take the national pageant. It is going to be a very fun and exciting time, and all the girls have worked so hard to compete.”
There are 24 blondes, brunettes and redheads in contention for the Miss Nevada USA title and simultaneously 12 hopefuls in the Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen Pageant.
“I have to make my farewell walk and farewell speech just before I crown the new winner,” Sarah said. “It’s not sad because I’m looking forward to all the things to come. I won’t have time to even think about the reign change because I will be helping the girls backstage.
“We have had Tony Dovolani from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ teaching them best stage presence and how to strike a pose after going through the onstage walking patterns. We have an opening dance number — not too technical! — and he’s also been guiding them with that…
Be sure to read the full article at this link for more. Note too, as we’ve reported before, that Val is judging the Miss Nevada Teen Pageant. Hopefully, we’ll get lots of new pictures.
On another note: we’ve also added a video link to Maks Birthday Bash post which includes some of the dancing and coverage from Friday night!! So, be sure to visit that post again here if you haven’t yet for more fun from that night.
In an earlier posting, we reported how Dancing With The Stars pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani will be helping with the Miss Nevada USA Beauty pageant that’s taking place on January 28th and 29th at the Palms’ concert venue, The Pearl, in Las Vegas. Tony will be choreography while Maks will be one of the pageant’s judges. For the last week, Tony has been in Las Vegas prepping for the event as you can see above. You can view more pictures of Tony and watch the preliminary events for this pageant go down at the Miss Nevada USA Facebook page. Note also that Val Chmerkovskiy has been asked to judge Miss Nevada Teen USA as well.
Thanks to @AfanDwts at twitter for the heads up!!