Sarai was born in 1989. Since the age of three, she was raised in her beautiful hometown Las Vegas, Nevada. She completed all her schooling in Las Vegas and graduated from Rancho High School and Area Technical Trade Center with a specialty in Customer Service in 2007. While attending school, she was always active in choir, dance, and theater. She always enjoyed being part of any art activities while growing up. She began her modeling at the age of 16 and has been a full-time professional model since the age of 21. Being based out of the entertainment capital of the world, Sarai has had the opportunity to work in several commercials, TV shows, and movie sets in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. She has also appeared in multiple music videos as a lead dancer and has been a featured model. Sarai is currently studying fashion design at the local university. She enjoys creating and designing jewelry, and unique clothing pieces, as well as any creative hands-on activities. Her involvement in the modeling and fashion industry led her to a new project and business. LAZARAVI.CO, her new online boutique will launched July 2017 of this year. She hopes to have a location for the boutique in a year or two. Sarai mentioned that while business is hard work when it is something you are passionate about and love to do, it’s worth the whole experience. You just need to take that first step.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
Three years ago Sarai embarked on a new life adventure, the pageantry world. She participated in her first pageant in December of 2013 and placed in the top 5. She quickly acknowledged that there was more to the pageantry world, which was dramatically different than then the modeling career she had embarked on early on. The pageant world helped her learn and grow on a personal level. It prompted her to participate in a few more pageants from different organizations like Miss Nevada USA, Miss Nevada United States, and Miss Nevada Latina. Every new system experience and competition added to her growth in presence, verbal communication on stage, and inevitably in her modeling career. In 2015, she competed for Miss Nevada United States for the second time and placed 1st runner-up.
Excited with the experience and growth of participating in Miss Nevada United States, a few weeks later she entered in the Miss Nevada Latina Pageant. Coming from the American sister organization, Sarai wanted to try something different. Little did she know she would be taking the crown home. Sarai was crowned Miss Nevada Latina 2015 and competed at Nationals in Cancun Mexico in August of that year.
Aside from all the different activities that Sarai currently participates in, she also dedicates her free time to help different non-profit organizations and charities in Nevada. Being so passionate about her platform Domestic Violence, she supports the a few non-profit organizations with items they need, and she provides help in organizing various events that focus on awareness and prevention of domestic violence. She is also involved in animal and children foundations in Nevada and California. Sarai’s passionate commitment to community service has provided her with immense personal growth. As 2016 came along, also did a new title for this model and beauty queen. She is the former Miss Las Vegas United States 2016 and she placed for the second year 1st runner-up for Miss Nevada United States Pageant. She went on to represent Miss Nebraska United States at their national pageant "Miss United States" which she placed in the top 15 finalist.