Nina Forest, representing Pocatello, was crowned Miss Idaho 2018 at the conclusion of the pageant held Saturday night at the Nampa Civic Center. She will compete at this year’s Miss America competition in September.
Her platform is “Leave Childhood Hunger Behind” and as Miss Idaho Forest will focus on decreasing food insecurity in the Gem State. A self-described adrenaline junkie, she muses: “I love roller coasters, heights … and I’ve been skydiving. One of the reasons that I love living in Idaho is that our backyard is just one big adventure.”
Forest received thousands of dollars in scholarship money and other prizes. These included an award for the talent portion, in which she played an expressive self-arranged piano solo of Rhapsody Brillante by Melody Bober.