Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez is a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo and was crowned Miss USA 2014 last night in Baton Rouge, LA.
She has beat out 50 other contestants ( Washington DC is represented too). Sanchez will represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later in 2014.
First runner-up was Miss North Dakota Audra Mari.
There weren’t many goofs or slips but Miss Maryland started the night off by forgetting to remove her mask when she said her name, age, city and state.
Other runner-ups were Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry; Miss Florida Brittany Oldehoff, Miss Iowa Carlyn Bradarich and Miss Georgia Tiana Griggs.
Click here to see some great pics and bio of Nia.
And here’s a nice little video to get to know Nia better.