9 Things You Didn’t Know About Miss USA Nia Sanchez

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Nia Sanchez, 24, was crowned the most beautiful woman in the United States on Sunday night, but this is one beauty queen who packs a punch — and a kick.


3) She’s Hispanic.
The newly crowned Miss USA is “half Hispanic,” according to her profile. In fact, Nia said that she made it a point to travel to Mexico on mission trips when she was growing up. The 24-year-old model is one of the few Latinas to have won the crown in the history of Miss USA, Mexican-born actress Laura Herring was the first in 1985.

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July Flashback: Mark Dacasco (Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, Irish, Japanese) [American]

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Known as: Actor and Champion Martial Artist

TV: The Chairman on “Iron Chef America”, Wo Fat on “Hawaii Five-0″, “Kamen Rider”, “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven”

Movies: “Crying Freeman”, “Brotherhood of the Wolf”, “Drive”, “Cradle 2 the Grave”

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Flashback Thursday: Booboo Stewart (Scottish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Native American (Blackfoot)) [American]

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Known as: Actor, Singer, Martial Artist, Dancer & Model (Former member of Disney’s “T-Squad”)

Movies: “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 & 2”, “White Frog”, “Dark Games”, “Logan”

TV: “Blue Dolphin Kids”, “Dante’s Cove”, “Everybody Hates Chris”, “Good Luck Charlie”, “ER”, “CSI: Miami”

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