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Miss USA Nia Sanchez

Clueless On Home State Capital

Fuels 'Carpetbagging' Buzz

6/16/2014 8:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Miss USA Nia Sanchez Nevada CapitalNia Sanchez is only going to anger pageant fanatics more with this video ... because during a simple radio interview this morning, she couldn't even name the capital of her supposed "home state."

First, some background -- Sanchez won Miss USA after being Miss Nevada, but really she lived most of her life in California and even competed in Miss California three times ... losing each time. 

So this morning on "The Todd Show" on 95.5 WPLJ in NYC ... Sanchez completely whiffed when asked about the capital of Nevada ... and possibly also insulted Carson Daly.

Neither is cool.

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LadyLuck412    

My friend Valerie should have won!!! Go Miss Pennsylvania!!!

127 days ago
32.

ALIZE    

Wha a dumbA$$.

127 days ago
33.

Denver    

She may not know the capital of Nevada, or how to spell Nevada for that matter, but she is pretty. Hasnt this site proved over and over again that beauty is all that is required for fame? Talent and intelligence is not. Of course this analogy does not explain rappers, who lack all three..

127 days ago
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towbros    

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127 days ago
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towbros    

i bet she thinks capital of california is L.A.

127 days ago
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Eggroll    

She didn't win for her brain.she must of really waned to win miss California pageant 2x and probably some others. It like a hobby. Play till you win. At least the USA title gets you a lot of free prizes and $. More lucrative. . So the dumber they are is the more entertaining they get! Carson City Miss Navada! At least get the app.

127 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THAT'S WHY PEOPLE LIKE HER MAKE AMERICA LOOK BAD. SHE NEEDS TO GO BACK WHERE SHE CAME FROM.. IN SCHOOLS ITS MANDATORY YOU KNOW THE STATES AND CAPITALS. HOW THE F.U.CK. DID SHE GET IN THIS PAGEANT.

127 days ago
38.

FREEDOM    

TAKE HER CROWN AWAY.

127 days ago
39.

Carl    

No one cares about beauty pageants or contestants anymore. If it was a Nevada politician not knowing about Carson City that would be one thing, but someone whose main talent is being pretty? Who the hell cares?

127 days ago
40.

Sunshine702    

Sanchez. The answer is Mexico hon. The capital of Nevada is Mexico City.

127 days ago
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la-loca-lilo    

You people act like these contests are based on intelligence...

127 days ago
42.

Greg    

What a dumbass. This shows why she was in the Miss USA Pageant instead of Miss America. Miss America contestants not only know their own state's capital but all the others too.

127 days ago
43.

Waka Waka Waka    

As Homer Simpson would say....DOH!!!!!!!

127 days ago
44.

jay1976    

Next time can the judges ask them what that capital is for there home state!! This chic is a dumb ass!! None of them answered there questions right!!

127 days ago
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JoJoPuppyKisses    

I learned all state capitals in 5th grade, so apparently she is NOT smarter than a fifth grader

127 days ago
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