Well, this is awkward. Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, who was crowned Miss USA on June 9, couldn't identify the capital of her home state during an interview with The Todd Show on Monday, June 16.
While participating in a quiz on the radio show, the brunette beauty was asked Nevada's capital. She awkwardly fumbled for words, answering, "Oh, um, ah, oh my gosh." While she was struggling for the answer, the host chimed in to provide Sanchez with the correct response of Carson City.
"Thank you, I was going to say that! I was like, that one DJ host on MTV, back in the day, his name, that's how I always remembered it," Sanchez then said. "Carson Daly, that guy!" she added.
The memory lapse comes just days after the beauty queen was accused of faking her Nevada residency.
A source claimed to FOX411 that the beauty queen "never actually moved to Nevada, but continued to work at Disney and live in California, setting up some minimum paper trail to appear like she was in Nevada and allow her to compete." The source further alleged that Sanchez even competed for the Miss California crown in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
However, Sanchez says there's "no truth" to the reports. "[Las Vegas] is my home. I have a house there with a friend," she told FOX on June 12. "I actually had an agent that was working [with me] in Nevada a lot so I figured why not work in that state, and then I looked into the pageant program because I had done pageants before."
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