Nia Sanchez Does Not Know Capital of Nevada, Fuels Carpetbagger Debate

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Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez fueled speculation that she is a beauty pageant carpetbagger when she could not name the capital of her (supposed) home state.

The former Miss Nevada was on the morning radio program The Todd Show Monday when the show’s host asked her to name the capital of the Silver State.

“Oh oh ahhh, ummm, oh my gosh,” she stammered before being rescued by the show’s host, who gave her the admittedly tricky answer, “Carson City.”

“Thank you, I was gonna say that, I was like, that one DJ host on MTV, back in the day, his name, that’s how I always remembered it,” she said.

Carson Daly could not be reached for comment as of press time.

Nia Sanchez, 25, met the residency requirements in order to compete for the Miss Nevada crown, although it's unclear how long she's lived there.

She had competed for the Miss California crown thrice, losing each time, prompting speculation that she set up shop in Nevada to have a better shot.

A supposed sleuth claims that Sanchez, who also came under fire for her response to a sexual assault question at the pageant, is really a Californian.

“She never actually moved to Nevada, but continued to work at Disney and live in California, setting up some minimum paper trail," says an insider.

All to "appear like she was in Nevada and allow her to compete."

But Miss USA 2014 told Fox News that she's lived in the state almost 18 months before she won the title, much longer than the minimum six months required.

“[Las Vegas] is my home,” she said. “I have a house with a friend.”

Either way, Nia Sanchez photos are hot, so step off, haters:

Nia Sanchez: Miss USA!
Nia Sanchez is your new Miss USA for 2014. Congratulations Nia on a job well done.

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