1956 Miss Nevada

Carmen Ruggeroli

Hometown: Las Vegas

Age (at crowning): 19

School: Unknown

College Major: Studied musical theater in NYC 

Scholarship Winnings: Unknown

Platform: Unknown

Talent: Lyric Soprano Vocalist

Fun Facts:

  • Invited to represent Nevada by Miss America officials after she represented Nevada at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

Miss America:

  • No state pageant
  • Sponsored at Miss America by the Las Vegas Jaycees


  • Married Jerry Hamel 
  • Carmen is deceased (12/21/2002)