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Update: A representative for the Miss Universe organization tells E! News in a statement: "She met her requirements to compete. Nia is a great person and we know she'll be a great title holder."
Politics and pageants aren't all that different, huh?
Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez found that out the hard way when almost immediately after she was crowned Sunday, rumors began to swirl that she'd somehow faked residency in Las Vegas in order to compete as Miss Nevada USA. But the beauty queen with a black belt insists that Sin City is her home, and on Thursday, she told Fox411 there was "no truth" to rumors saying otherwise.
The California-born brunette has lived "all over," she said, which includes stints in Germany, Hong-Kong, the Middle East and Africa. She moved to Nevada nearly a year-and-a-half ago (primarily for modeling and promotional gigs) and actually chose not to compete in the 2013 Miss Nevada USA pageant because she figured out she'd "lived there just under six months."