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MISS NEVADA USA & MISS NEVADA USA TEEN JUDGES

ROSS WALTERS

Ross Walters lives in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he currently runs his family business. He has judged multiple pageants at the local and state levels in both the Miss USA and Miss America systems. Ross founded the Miss University of Louisiana USA pageant, and serves as the Contestant Coordinator for Miss Lafayette USA. He is a former member of the Universal Cheerleader’s Association and currently coaches the University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun Cheerleaders. Ross is also a three-time Latin and Ballroom Dance National Champion, and he was previously named one of Louisiana’s Most Eligible Bachelors.

JADE KELSALL

Jade Kelsall is a native of Camden, New Jersey, with a passion for food and fashion. She started modeling in New York City when she was 19 years old, and even appeared on the hit TV show The Sopranos. While visiting a friend in Las Vegas, Jade says she fell in love with the bright lights of the Silver State. She won the title of Miss Nevada USA in 2012, and went on to make Nevada proud by placing 3rd runner up at Miss USA that year. Jade is now a cast member of the new show “Queens of Hollywood” on E! which debuts this summer. She currently resides in Las Vegas, where she is continuing her modeling career.

MICHAEL BOYCHUCK

Michael Boychuck has accumulated an impressive clientele, coloring the hair Paris and Nicky Hilton, Jennifer Lopez, LeeAnn Rimes, Gwen Stefani, Eva Longoria, Lindsay Lohan, Fergie, and many other celebrities. He has also worked his magic on some of Miss USA’s best-known winners and contestants, including Shanna Moakler and Alyssa Campanella. In recent years, Boychuck has been named one of the “Top 50 Hairstylists” by Rick Morton, and “Las Vegas Colorist of the Decade” by Schwarzkopf Professional. Furthermore, his signature salon in Las Vegas, COLOR Salon at Caesars Palace, was named a “Top 100 Salon” by Elle magazine.

LAUREN CAHLAN

A longtime resident of Las Vegas, Lauren Cahlan is a senior account executive at Wicked Creative public relations, which specializes in entertainment, dining, and nightlife clients. In addition to her successful career, Lauren is the reigning Mrs. Nevada-America 2016, and she placed in the Top 15 at Mrs. America earlier this year. No stranger to the Miss Universe Organization, she held the title of Miss Nevada Teen USA 2008. Lauren graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, and spends much of her free time giving back to the Las Vegas community through organizations such as The Shade Tree, Spread the Word Nevada, and more.

DR. BEN TALEI

Dr. Ben Talei is one of Beverly Hills’ most popular plastic surgeons. He completed two separate fellowships following his training at Columbia University and Cornell University medical centers before returning to his hometown to become one of the most recognized and prominent facial specialists. His revolutionary facelift, lip lift, and injectable procedures have been featured on E! News, Fox, NBC, Inside Edition, and a host of other news outlets. Dr. Talei’s truest passion is connecting with and helping others, which is why he travels across the globe in an effort to treat children with deformities and assist victims of domestic violence.