Nia Sanchez Wins Miss USA Pageant

The Las Vegas native with a black belt in taekwondo says women need to defend themselves.
1:25 | 06/09/14

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another big event, miss usa. That was something. I slept through all of it but come with me to the skoernl. The woman who won, so much chatter about the unique woman, Nia Sanchez from Las Vegas, Nevada. There she is. Check out the big moment when she won. I think we got some pictures. Nevada. A few facts about your new miss usa as a child she and her mom lived for awhile in a women's shelter. Afterwards she learned tae Kwon do and she's now a black belt. In fact, she says given the high rate of college sexual assaults all young women should learn self-defense. Remarkable young woman but there is another contestant who truly had Twitter burping up. She's miss Indiana and a lot of commenters seemed to appreciate her full I physique and tweets including one we have that says I love how miss Indiana isn't crazy skinny. And there were a lot of others in that vein. This one says dear miss Indiana thank you for looking like an average woman. I have to say, though, she is not -- she's -- that means she's pretty skinny if that's average, yeah. Nothing average. Nope. Yeah, it was -- I caught a little bit of it. Wow. And miss Nevada, cool as a cucumber. Yeah, very excited for her. Exactly.

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