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Radio flub stirs residency questions surrounding Miss USA

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(AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman). Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez is crowned Miss USA during the pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman). Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez is crowned Miss USA during the pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014.
(AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman). Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez adjusts her crown after being crowned the new Miss USA during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman). Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez adjusts her crown after being crowned the new Miss USA during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014.
NEW YORK - A week ago, Nevada's Nia Sanchez was crowned Miss USA. However, there has been some controversy about her residency, and an interview on a New York radio show Monday morning didn't help.

Sanchez was seemingly at a loss when quizzed about Nevada's capital.

HOST: "Let's do a quiz. What's the capital of Nevada?" the radio host asked.
SANCHEZ: "Ugh. Oh. Oh my gosh."
HOST: "Carson City."
SANCHEZ: "Thank you. I was going to say that. That one host on MTV back in the day..."
CO-HOST: "Carson Daly."
SANCHEZ: "That guy. That's how I always remembered it."


The blunder is giving more ammunition to those who claim Sanchez is a carpetbagger, only pretending to live in the state so she could compete for the crown. Sanchez, a former Disney princess, competed for the Miss California crown three times before competing for Miss Nevada.
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