Windsor High grad dreams of Miss Universe title

Published 11:19 pm Thursday, November 13, 2008

WINDSOR—Brittney Cobb, a 2002 graduate of Windsor High School, will be competing against 21 other entrants to be crowned Miss Nevada USA on Sunday.

The Miss Nevada USA Pageant will be held at the Horn Theater, on the campus of the College of Southern Nevada-Cheyenne.

“My entering the (pageant) stems from a personal goal and dream of mine to become Miss USA and Miss Universe,” Cobb said in an e-mail interview from Las Vegas. “This will allow me to be a much-needed role model for youth today, and to give back to my community, state (and) country.”

If crowned Miss Nevada USA, Cobb said she “would actively work with Heroes bottled water company to raise money and support for our military and their families, as well as further educate and raise awareness of the risks involved with underage drinking, and drinking and driving.”

Cobb graduated from East Carolina University in 2007, with a major in hospitality management and a minor in business administration. In 2005, she did an internship for college credit at the RumJungle nightclub inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Cobb moved to Las Vegas after graduating from ECU, and is currently an executive assistant with the Suncoast Hotel & Casino.

“Making the move to Las Vegas by myself has taught me the importance of family, and staying grounded in my morals and faith,” Cobb said. “I have also learned how to use my own judgement, more so now than ever, to make decisions that will affect me positively.”

The winner of this weekend’s Miss Nevada USA pageant will go on to represent the state in the competition to become Miss USA on April 19.

Part of the competition is open to public voting for Miss Photogenic. Photos of the contestants can be viewed online at, and people who would like to vote for Cobb can send an email to with “Brittney Cobb” as the subject line.

If crowned as both Miss Nevada USA and Miss USA, Cobb would be the first to do so. Since the competition’s inception in 1952, a Miss Nevada USA has never been crowned Miss USA.

“The role of a beauty queen in today’s society is more difficult, however more important than ever,” Cobb said. “A beauty queen must stay grounded, keep her head held high, and carry herself with class at all times in order to uphold the integrity of the crown on her head and the Miss Universe Organization. One must be fully dedicated to serving and taking on the responsibilities of being a role model to everyone, to include sharing, preparing, educating and motivating each individual.”

Cobb’s family, her parents Tim and Karla Cobb and sister Kriston, reside in Windsor. Her grandparents are William and Dixie Jenkins of Wakefield, and Bill and Lou Blake of Corapeake, N.C.

Karla Cobb said her daughter has competed in numerous pageants throughout her life and held several titles, including Tiny Miss Suffolk, Miss Isle of Wight Fair Queen, and Miss Virginia Teen.