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Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63d Miss USA

Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez was crowned Miss USA during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., on June 8.

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Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez was crowned Miss USA during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., on June 8.

BATON ROUGE, La. — Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, has been crowned Miss USA 2014.

She has beat out 50 other contestants Sunday night in Louisiana.

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First runner-up was Miss North Dakota Audra Mari.

Erin Brady, of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, the 2013 winner, gave up her crown to Sanchez after a three-hour telecast from the Baton Rouge Civic Center in Louisiana.

Other runnerups were: home state beauty queen, Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry; Miss Georgia Tiana Griggs, Miss Florida Brittany Oldehoff and Miss Iowa Carlyn Bradarich.

Bradarich got a second chance when the viewing audience gave her the most votes on Twitter.

Sanchez will go on from the 63rd Miss USA to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year.

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