Miss Nevada, 24-year-old Nia Sanchez, was crowned Miss USA 2014. Sanchez is from Las Vegas and is a fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo.

Our very own Miss Arizona, Jennifer Smestad, placed within the top 20 in the competition.

We met up with Smestad earlier this year at Battle of the Burbs, where Maricopa was our winner. Smestad was formerly Miss Maricopa.