A former Nevada beauty queen will not serve jail time for drug charges.
KVVU-TV in Las Vegas reports that Katherine Nicole Rees was sentenced to 12 to 32 months Friday, but the sentence was suspended.
Rees instead was put on probation not to exceed three years for four felony drug counts.
According to a criminal complaint, she is accused of selling methamphetamine in September 2014 and possessing more than 5 grams a month later.
The former Miss Nevada USA, who lost her title in 2006 after racy photos of her surfaced online, has faced several legal troubles.
She and her boyfriend were arrested last September when officers found drugs and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop.
She pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in 2012.
Miss Nevada USA turned Miss USA Nia Sanchez is getting ready to do battle against 88 rivals in a bid to claim the title of Miss Universe
By Robin Leach (contact)
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 | 2 a.m.
Miss Great Britain Grace Levy has raised a few eyebrows with her national costume at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant in Florida this month.
Miss Nevada USA turned Miss USA Nia Sanchez is getting ready to do battle against 88 rivals in a bid to claim the title of Miss Universe at the three-hour NBC pageant on Jan. 25.
This week, she flew to Miami for preparations. It’s a whirlwind schedule of hair-and-makeup sessions for pageant interviews and photos in a swimsuit, evening gown and national costume. Nia also takes part in charity events and cooking contests for the world’s most intense and glamorous beauty contest.
Nia is calm and composed in advance of the first preliminary competitions, which start Jan. 21 and lead up to last year’s winner Gabriela Isler of Venezuela turning over her crown.
It’s the biggest month of their lives making their hair and makeup picture perfect. Although it’s mainly about beauty, the judges, including champion boxer Manny Pacquiao, will be looking for brains, too, among the 89 competitors from Britain to Australia and the Ukraine to Russia. Continue reading
“I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don’t want that to come out into the public,”Nia Sanchez said. “But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.”
Oh, you silly little kung foo pageant girl, that would ruin the yummy victim narrative that makes the whole thing work!
As usual, the comments are insightful and even-handed:
Miss Nevada might be gorgeous, but needs to realize teaching self defense to women isn’t the solution for ending sexual assault #YesAllWomen
Miss Iowa says today’s youth are narcissistic followed by Miss Nevada who wants to end rape with self defense classes Really? Sick #MissUSA
Women shouldn’t need to learn to protect themselves against rape #missnevada educate and respect yourself as a woman #rapeculture
I get that the college sexual assault problem can’t be solved in 30 secs but still icky to pretend like self defense is the answer. #MissUSA
So, clearly, teaching men “not to rape” is the answer, because this lesson is what a potential rapist would listen to the most.
They, too, are a victim.
They just didn’t know.