Road to Miss USA 2016- Meet Miss Nevada USA

Emelina Adams, Miss Nevada USA 2016

Nevada with Emelina Adams is back with a bang! 24 years old, Las Vegas beauty, Emelina Adams is Miss Nevada USA 2016. Nevada has been giving a great performance at Miss USA recently and won its first crown through Nia Sanchez in 2014. Nia Sanchez later went on to become first runner to Miss Universe 2014, Paulina Vega. In 2015, Brittany McGowan became the third runner up at Miss USA 2015. This year the very gorgeous, Emelina Adams is the sash bearer of Nevada.


Emelina Adams was born in Las Vegas and was raised in Henderson, Nevada, where she currently resides. Emelina is a great voyager and has visited more than 13 countries to explore each and every mysterious nooks and corners, the world beholds.

Apart from being fiercely sexy and wonderfully gorgeous, Emelina Adams is quite an intellectual personality. The reigning Miss Nevada USA 2016, Emelina Adams was part of the National Honor Society and accomplished the Academic Excellence Scholarship. She later graduated from the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Pre-Law Minor. She plans to return to school to obtain her Ph.D. in Psychology with the eventual ambition of becoming a child psychologist.


While studying at the University of Arizona, Emelina became an active member of the Gamma Phi Beta organization, which she believes empowered her and other women in her school. Thereafter, Emelina went to study abroad in Italy for 5 months, where she developed an interest for baking, cooking, yoga, and trying new foods. During her stay she also learnt Italian language and she is now incredibly fluent at Italian.

She is an astonishing orator and as Miss Nevada USA 2016, Emelina is presently speaking at schools to spread consciousness on the issues of substance abuse and how young people can efficiently deal with addiction in their families.

In her leisure time, Emelina enjoys the pursuits of acting and modeling, and she has appeared in campaigns for Jovani and walked the runway of many prominent fashion weeks for plentiful renowned designers. Emelina has also showcased her talent in promotional modeling, music video shoots and bikini competitions.12646931_954561314598118_7427509358662021613_o

She is not a newbie in pageantry and has great proficiency in pageantry as a pageant veteran. Emelina Adams initially was a Top 10 finalist for Miss Nevada USA 2014 and later went on to win first runner-up title at Miss Arizona 2015.

While Nevada did well in the initial years of the Miss USA pageant, it placed only once from 1987 to 2000. This streak was broken by Gina Giacinto when she placed as a finalist in Miss USA 2001. Last year, Miss Nevada USA, Nia Sanchez went on to win Miss USA also ending up as the runner up to Miss Universe 2014. Considering Nevada’s luminous performance at Miss USA in recent years, it seems that Nevada is ready for another Top 5 placement at Miss USA or may be even the Miss USA crown!

Where do you see the reigning Miss Nevada USA 2016, Emelina Adams at Miss USA 2016? Do share your opinions in this poll.

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