Congratulations, America: You have crowned a Miss USA who doesn't know the capital of her own state. Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada as well as Miss USA, went on The Todd Show Monday and, during a quiz on the radio show, was asked to name Nevada's capital. Her response, according to Us: "Oh, um, ah, oh my gosh." The host helpfully provided the answer: Carson City.
"Thank you, I was going to say that!" Sanchez responded. "I was like, that one DJ host on MTV, back in the day, his name, that's how I always remembered it. Carson Daly, that guy!" Last week, Sanchez defended herself against claims that she actually lives in California, not Nevada, and simply set up a "paper trail" to make it look like she was a Nevada resident. Sanchez insisted to Fox News that there is "no truth" to those claims, and that she lived in the state almost a year and a half (apparently not quite long enough to memorize the capital) before being crowned Miss Nevada.