The Miss Mint 400 Competition Returns to Las Vegas and Fremont Street
The Mint 400 is happy to announce the return of the Miss Mint 400 competition, and the continuation of our longstanding tradition of finding the ultimate spokeswoman and model for “The Great American Off-Road Race”. In an effort to respond to the current climate of women’s empowerment, The Mint 400 organization has decided to reshape the competition in a way that is wholly respectful and supportive to women, including awarding the newly crowned Miss Mint 400 the opportunity to pilot her own race car!
The announcement comes on “Miss Mint 400” contest founder and race director KJ Howe’s birthday who will be hosting this years competition with his infamous co host Spanish Tony. Together with a panel of judges they will crown one women who best embodies the Spirit of 50 years of the Mint 400.
“This year we will be looking for six finalists who personify the history and heritage of the Miss Mint competition and celebrate its past styles and glory. This is a call to arms to find a woman worthy of 50 years of American off road racing culture. Spandex, high waisted daisy dukes, lip gloss, Farrah Fawcett blowouts and an attitude to match. A throwback to the strong and powerful women of the 1970’s,” commented Mint 400 owner Joshua Martelli.
The 2018 Miss Mint 400 will be given a platform within off road racing to reshape and change attitudes with the full support of the race owners. A cash prize of $5000 and a $30,000 photo shoot with world famous fashion photographer Simon Emmett for a highly regarded fashion magazine are some of the benefits of winning. New to this year’s competition is the opportunity for the newly crowned Miss Mint to driver her very own race car in the 2019 Mint 400 race, courtesy of Zero 1, Las Vegas – a premiere arrive and drive race group that offers competitive and safe racing at The Mint 400.
The quest to find the new Miss Mint 400 begins Monday, February 12th and culminates with the selection of one lucky woman on Thursday, March 8th on historic Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.
Former Miss Mint winners include “Wheel of Fortune’s” Vanna White and “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter. Six lucky Finalists will receive a four-night stay at the beautiful official Mint 400 host hotel, The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. The 2018 Miss Mint 400 will be crowned Miss Mint 400, receive $5,000 and a professional photo shoot arranged by The Mint 400 ($30,000 value).
The 2018 Miss Mint 400 competition is easier than ever to enter. Contestants simply upload five photos and create a public profile on the Mint 400 website – themint400.com, then encourage their friends and fans to “vote” for their Mint 400 profile page via social media. The contestant with the most votes will automatically be selected as a Finalist. Judges will review ALL entries and pick eleven additional Finalists. All six Finalists will travel to Las Vegas and receive a free 4-night hotel stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, the official host hotel and headquarters for The 2018 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400.
In Las Vegas, “Miss Mint 400” contest founder KJ Howe and cultural attache “Spanish Tony” will lead an esteemed panel of judges choosing the woman who best represents the spirit of The Mint 400. K.J. created “The Girls of the Mint 400″ in 1972 to add glamor and PR value to the race. The 2018 Miss Mint Crowning Ceremony will take place on Thursday March 8th at 7:30pm, on historic Fremont Street East and 9th street. ALL of the Finalists will hold the title of being a “Mint 400 Girl”, but only one can wear the crown!
Famous Miss Mint 400 winners include Tracy Vaccaro, Vickie Reigle, Lisa Soulé, Anita Merritt, Angela Aames, Lisa Hunter, Suzanne Regard, and of course Vanna White and Lynda Carter, who all went on to star in various movies and television series – as well as national advertising campaigns.
*The 2018 Miss Mint 400 Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to women who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age and older as of February