Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez has been crowned Miss USA 2014.
Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, has beat out 50 other contestants Sunday night in Louisiana.
First runner-up was Miss North Dakota Audra Mari.
Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady, of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, gave up her crown to Nia Sanchez after a three-hour telecast from the Baton Rouge Civic Center in Louisiana.
Other runner-ups were: home state beauty queen, Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry; Miss Georgia Tiana Griggs, Miss Florida Brittany Oldehoff and Miss Iowa Carlyn Bradarich.
Carlyn Bradarich got a second chance when the viewing audience gave her the most votes on Twitter.
Nia Sanchez will go on from the 63rd Miss USA to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year.
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