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

(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.

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.
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)
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