Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, won the 2014 Miss USA pageant on Sunday (June 8).

Sanchez beat first runner-up, Miss North Dakota Audra Mari, as well as Miss Louisiana (Brittany Guidry), Miss Georgia (Tiana Griggs), Miss Florida (Brittany Oldehoff), Miss Iowa (Carlyn Bradarich) and contestants from all 50 states. The awards ceremony was held at the Baton Rouge Civic Center in Louisiana.

A fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo, Sanchez received the crown from 2013’s Miss USA, Erin Brady of Connecticut.

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