Nia Sanchez, a 2008 graduate of Paloma Valley High School and former Miss Menifee Valley, was crowned Miss USA Sunday night in a nationally televised event from Baton Rouge, La.
Sanchez beat out 50 other contestants and will represent the U.S. in the Miss Universe pageant later this year. Now a resident of Las Vegas, she competed in the Miss USA competition as Miss Nevada.
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