Winner miss USA 2014 Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo,
has been crowned Miss USA 2014.
She beat out 50 other contestants Sunday night in Louisiana. Her first beauty pageant was the Miss San Jacinto at age 13. Winning Miss Citrus Valley USA at age 19 qualified here to compete in the Miss Latino competition in Ecuador. Nia Sanchez has competed in and won Miss Citrus Valley USA 2010, Miss Riverside County USA 2011, and Miss Hollywood USA 2012. Sanchez first competed in Miss CaliforniaUSA 2010 and placed as 2nd runner-up out of 133 contestants in the Miss California USA 2010 Pageant (as Miss Citrus Valley USA)
First runner-up was Miss North Dakota Audra Mari. Erin Brady, of South Glastonbury, Conn., the 2013 winner, gave up her crown to Sanchez after a three-hour telecast from the Baton Rouge Civic Center in Louisiana.
Other runner-ups were: home state beauty queen, Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry; Miss Georgia Tiana Griggs, Miss Florida BrittanyOldehoff and Miss Iowa Carlyn Bradarich.Bradarich got a second chance when the viewing audience gave her the most votes on Twitter.
Nia Sanchez will go on from the 63rd Miss USA to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year.
Miss USA 2014 will be the sixty third Miss USA contest. 51 contestants of Miss USA 2014 will compete in the competition for the title of most beautiful women of USA. This contest will be held in May or June of 2014. To my opinion Miss Alabama USA 2014 Jesica Alhberg is a favorite in the upcoming Miss USA 2014 contest. The last time Miss Alabama became Miss USA in 1967 and it happened only once in the history of the competition miss USA. I present the most beautiful contestants of Miss USA 2014, one of which must win.
See also: Miss Teen USA winners
11. Miss Massachusetts USA 2014 is Caroline Lunny age 22, height 5'10 from Holliston. Previously Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2008.
10. Miss Michigan USA 2014 is Elizabeth Ivezaj age 24, height 5'6 from Macomb. Born in Albania.
9. Miss North Dakota USA 2014 is Audra Mari age 20, height 5'10 from Fargo. Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2011 and 1st runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2011.
8. Miss Arizona USA 2014 is Jordan Wessel, age 20, height 5'6, from Tempe
7. Miss South Carolina South Carolina USA 2014 is Christina Zapolski age 21, height 5'11.5 from Charleston
6. Miss California USA-2014 Cassandra Kunze age 20, height 5'10 from El Cajon. Previously Miss Teenage California 2012
5. Miss Florida USA 2014 is Brittany Oldehoff age 24, height 5'11,5 from Fort Lauderdale. Previously a model on season 7 of Project Runway.
4. Miss Louisiana USA 2014 is Brittany Guidry age 22, height 5'10 from Houma. Previously Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2009 and 4th runner up at Miss Teen USA 2009.
3. Miss Maryland USA-2014 is Taylor Burton age 24, height 5'10 from La Plata.
2. Miss Tennessee USA 2014 Kristy Landers Niedenfuer age 21, height 5'10 from Nashville
1. Miss Alabama USA 2014 is Jesica Alhberg, age 24, height 5'6 from Mountain Brook