The City of Las Vegas Business Licensing shut down the ongoing pageant after there was a report that the event hosted about 200 attendees, while the state of Nevada had limited the number of people in public or private gatherings to 50 or less and all attendees must be wearing face masks.
The officials asked the guests to vacate the auditorium and confirmed only then would they permit the pageant to continue. The audience voluntarily left and no citations were issued, the aspirants vying to be crowned Mrs. Nevada America were left competing in an empty room.
The coronation ceremony was conducted and the gorgeous Ashley Tesoro was crowned Mrs. Nevada- America 2020 while Dianna Klein was crowned Mrs. Nevada American and Paris Regan won the Ms. Nevada for America title. Ashley is a former actress and has starred on “The Bold and the Beautiful.” She is currently a gospel singer and the Executive Vice- President of The Tesoro Ministry Foundation, Inc.
The City of Las Vegas confirmed the news on Twitter and stated, “The city and @LVMPD found that the Ahern Hotel is in violation of the governor’s safety directives by attempting to hold the Mrs. Nevada pageant with spectators. Business Licensing accompanied by Metro Police did visit the property tonight and the event was stopped. Earlier in the weekend, we attempted to notify the Ahern Hotel that the pageant would violate the governor’s directives, but our licensing officer was escorted off property by hotel security.
As per last reports from last week, Las Vegas has over 56 thousand live Covid cases with more than 950 deaths.