Nia Sanchez, 24, represented Nevada when she took home the title last week —even though she worked at Disneyland and unsuccessfully competed in Miss California USA competitions three times.
“I have lived in Nevada since fall of 2012 and it was an honor for me to represent the state at Miss USA,” she said in a statement Monday. “I have traveled my entire life and lived all over the world, including Germany, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, in addition to Washington state, California, Nevada and now, as Miss USA, I live in New York for the first time in my life.”
A source had alleged to Fox News that Sanchez had left “some minimum paper trail” connecting her to Nevada while still living in California.
The Miss Universe Organization issued a statement saying Sanchez had been issued a Nevada driver’s license a full year before she competed at the Miss Nevada USA pageant, and it has “no reason to question her residency.”
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