BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Nia Sanchez (24; 1.75m; Las Vegas, Nevada) was crowned Miss USA 2014 at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 8. She will represent the United States in Miss Universe 2014. The first runner-up was Audra Mari (North Dakota), the second runner-up was Tiana Griggs (Georgia), the third runner-up was Brittany Alyson Guidry (Louisiana), the fourth runner-up was Brittany Oldehoff (Florida) and the fifth runner-up was Carlyn Bradarich (Iowa).
Cassandra Kunze (California), Taylor Burton (Maryland), Christina Zapolski (South Carolina) and Bishara Dorre (Wisconsin) completed the top ten semifinalists.
Jesica Ahlberg (Alabama), Jordan Wesselwere (Arizona), Mekayla Diehl (Indiana), Haley O'Brien (Minnesota), Amanda Soltero (Nebraska), Emily Shah (New Jersey), Brooklynne Young (Oklahoma), Valerie Gatto (Pennsylvania), Kristy Landers Niedenfuer (Tennessee) and Arielle Sage Rosmarino (Virginia) were the top twenty quarterfinalists.
Cassandra Kunze (California) was selected as Miss Photogenic and Christina Palavra (Rhode Island) became Miss Congeniality.
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