Pageantry Exit Interview: Miss USA Nia Sanchez

Who Needs Sleep?: The first ever Miss Nevada USA to wear the crown of Miss USA, Nia Sanchez has embraced every last second of her whirlwind year of unparalleled royalty. Like her predecessors, Nia has spent her time as Miss USA on a nonstop tour of everything from local and national media outlets to other countries. But unlike many of the fabulous women who came before her, Nia almost completed the ultimate challenge when she fell just short of the 2015 Miss Universe title, becoming the ninth American woman to be named first runner-up, but that’s hardly a bad thing. Nia has already accomplished so much in her year as Miss USA, so it’s hard for her to be upset about anything.