Miss USA Doesn't Know Her State Capital
Last we checked, Nevada's capital was not 'Oh, um, ah, oh my gosh'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2014 9:00 AM CDT
Updated Jun 19, 2014 10:53 AM CDT
Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez, of Nevada, speaks during a news conference after the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014.   (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

(Newser) – 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.

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Jun 20, 2014 3:09 PM CDT
stoopid beez excepted an even celebrated dees days. looks at all da reality shows on da TV an many of da illeterate comments in da internet. stoopid beez ok if yo gotsa good selfie to show. fake degrees, clown college classes fo affaletes an sheeut. mossa dees idiots caint even speek, reed, or rite in only won langwage - dey orignal langwage. I hopes all yo foos can lurn chinese quiker dan yo beez lurnin english....nowudimesayin
Mighty D
Jun 20, 2014 1:09 PM CDT
Hey people, five more days,before the big celebration. iPad June 25th. Burn all Pedo MIchael Jackson music!
Jun 20, 2014 8:52 AM CDT
Beauty pageants are throwbacks to an earlier time when most people were illiterate. No surprise about this babe's ignorance. She is merely a life support system for her snatch. Who in the world cares about this shit?