Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez Is Crowned Miss USA 2014
06/08/2014 AT 11:15 PM EDT
She has beat out 50 other contestants Sunday night in Louisiana.
First runner-up was Miss North Dakota Audra Mari.
Erin Brady, of South Glastonbury, Connecticut, the 2013 winner, gave up her crown to Sanchez after a three-hour telecast from the Baton Rouge Civic Center in Louisiana.
Other runner-ups were: home state beauty queen, Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry; Miss Georgia Tiana Griggs, Miss Florida Brittany Oldehoff and Miss Iowa Carlyn Bradarich.
Bradarich got a second chance when the viewing audience gave her the most votes on Twitter.
Sanchez will go on from the 63rd Miss USA to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year.