Nia Sanchez was crowned the new Miss USA last night in Baton Rouge, La. Former Miss USA Erin Brady of Connecticut passed along her crown to Sanchez at the Baton Rouge River Center after a three-hour live telecast hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Thomas Roberts. Sanchez beat out 50 other pageant hopefuls, including first runner-up Miss North Dakota (Audra Mari) and runners-up Miss Louisiana (Brittany Guidry), Miss Georgia (Tiana Griggs), Miss Florida (Brittany Oldehoff), and Miss Iowa (Carlyn Bradarich).
Former model Sanchez, 24, holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has worked as several characters at Hong Kong Disneyland (see her as Belle from Beauty and the Beast below). Congratulations to the new Miss USA!