Miss Nevada

CyberSecurity Woman of the Year Awards GALA 2023

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Taylor Blatchford

Teresa Benitez-Thompson Scholarship Recipient, Miss Nevada 2023

Local Title:  Miss Boulder City

School: The University of Alabama

College Major: Advertising and Public Relations

Scholarship Winnings: $18,500

Community Service Initiative: Text 2 Regret: Reducing online risks

Miss America empowers me to: Believe in my ability to be an impactful community advocate. I established Text 2 Regret as a nonprofit organization with the mission to fundraise, educate, and advocate for online safety by implementing internet safety curriculum. I lead this initiative through a partnership with a national organization named Cyber Civics, which provides online safety curricula to middle schools around the world. I am proud to be an ambassador for their mission and have successfully fundraised for 44 Cyber Civics workshops by speaking about Text 2 Regret at various civic organizations.


The three words that best describe Taylor are ambitious, engaging, and joyful. Her goal as Miss Nevada is to be ambitious in the way she engages others with a joyful presence.

A graduate of The University of Alabama with a master’s degree in advertising and public relations, Taylor uses her skill set in branding and organization development to share her passion for youth online safety education. She has established her community service initiative, Text 2 Regret: Reducing Online Risks as a 501(c)(3) organization centered around a mission to fundraise, educate, and advocate for online responsibility by implementing internet safety curriculum in schools and youth programs across Nevada. Her life goal is to protect children every single day by equipping them with the knowledge to avoid sending a Text 2 Regret.

Taylor enjoys listening to podcasts, participating in group workout classes, and spending time with her family and four cats! 

2023 Miss Nevada Candidates

2023 Scholarships Awarded: $15,000