Miss USA has been crowned! The annual pageant aired live from the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, June 8. Click to find out who won!
America officially has crowned the 2014 Miss USA! The impressive beauty queen beat out 50 other contestants for the coveted title. Read on to see who won, plus details on the winning moment!
Miss USA 2014 Winner: Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada, Crowned
Nia Sanchez, 24, from Nevada was named the Miss USA winner on June 8 at the live pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana! Nia is the first beauty queen in the competition’s history to ever win from the state of Nevada!
Nia competed in the 3-hour live telecast, going up again 50 other beautiful ladies. The final six contestants hailed from Iowa, North Dakota, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and Louisiana, but Nia beat them all out, replacing Erin Brady, the 2013 Miss USA winner.
Erin crowned Nia, officially making her the next Miss USA. What an honor!
Miss USA 2014: An Exciting Competition
The fifth runner up was Iowa, the fourth was Florida, the third runner up was Louisiana and the second was Georgia, leaving Nevada and North Dakota as the finalists. Of course, Nia from Nevada came out on top, and stunned in her red gown!
The annual event from Donald Trump‘s Miss Universe organization aired live on NBC and was hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Thomas Roberts. Fashion expert Jeannie Mai helped with backstage correspondence and Lance Bass, Ian Ziering and Melissa Peterman were among the judges.
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