Who is Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014 ?
Nia Sanchez is 24 years old, born and raised in Sacramento until age 7! From there, her love of travel began, moving between California and Washington. After high school, she moved to Europe to be a nanny. Not one to stay still for too long, Nia traveled to the Middle East, Austria, and Switzerland! Nia is half Hispanic, which is why she loved having the opportunity to travel to Mexico while on mission trips!
In 2009, she saw a close friend take the title of Miss USA and decided to get into pageantry. She has competed both domestically and internationally with great success. Nia has worked as a full time model for the past 7 years and was chosen out of thousands of applicants to be a face character for Hong Kong Disney. After visiting Thailand and the Great Wall Of China, Nia made the bright lights of Las Vegas her home! She is modeling full time and enjoying her reign as Miss Nevada USA 2014!
Nia Sanchez at the 2014 Miss USA Pageant
Nia Sanchez is Miss USA 2014
Hosts Thomas Roberts (L) and Giuliana Rancic (center) speak with Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez (R) during the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada USA 2014
Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, says women need to be able to defend themselves as a way to battle the problem of campus rape and that bringing awareness to the issue was very important.
Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014 with Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler and Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady
Miss USA 2014's crowning moment
Miss USA 2014 Final Results
Other runner-ups, judged on interviews, evening gowns and swimsuits were: home state beauty queen, Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry; Miss Georgia Tiana Griggs, Miss Florida Brittany Oldehoff and Miss Iowa Carlyn Bradarich.
Nia Sanchez is Miss USA 2014!
Nia Sanchez after her crowning as Miss Usa 2014
Nia Sanchez with Barbara Palacios, Miss Universe 1986
Miss Usa 2014 Press Conference
Nia Sanchez and Paula Shugart at the Miss USA 2014 Press Conference
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