Four sisters, four Miss Fairviews, from 2008-2017
FAIRVIEW—Being Miss Fairview is something of a family tradition with the Nielsons. The recently appointed 2017 Miss Fairview City Kelsie Nielson has three older sisters, and all four have now claimed the Miss Fairview title.
The Nielson sisters are the daughters of Mike and Debbie Nielson. Debbie is on the Miss Fairview City Pageant Committee.
“Having four daughters winning the title of Miss Fairview has been a lot of work, but incredibly rewarding,” Debbie Nielson said. “I’m not sure if people realize the hard work and dedication that it takes to be a title holder. As I have watched and helped my girls prepare to compete, I have witnessed a development and growth in each one of them.”
Kelsie’s sister Kylie took the title back in 2008. Debbie says Kylie is currently the Miss Carbon County Pageant Director and a professional photographer. Kylie is married to Chris Howes, and they live in Price.
The very next year, Kassie Nielson earned Miss Fairview City 2009, and her sister Kylie crowned her when she won. Kassie later went on to be crowned Miss Sanpete County 2011.
In 2012, Kaytie Nielson was the next Nielson sister to earn the Miss Fairview title. Kaytie is now the reigning Miss Sanpete County and will compete in the Miss Utah Pageant this June, says Debbie.
The new Miss Fairview, Kelsie, was also the first Little Miss Fairview when the pageant was introduced in 2012.
“Service is the main focus as Miss Fairview, and I am grateful for the opportunities that they have had to serve,” Debbie Nielson said. “It is always a busy year, promoting platforms, working on the parade float, city events, and many other duties that the city of Fairview asks the royalty to perform. I am so grateful to the city of Fairview for providing this opportunity and especially to all the many sponsors and local businesses for the scholarship funds donated that have helped my girls obtain their education for their future.”