Miss USA forgets capital of her own state

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Miss USA Forgets Capital Of Her Own State

So, this story is kind of embarrassing.

The media has been having a heyday since Miss USA flubbed the state capital of, you know, the state she represented before snagging the Miss USA title.

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MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 25: Miss USA Nia Sanchez onstage during The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Florida International University on January 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 25: Paulina Vega, Kaci Fennell, Diana Harkusha, Yasmin Verheijen and Nia Sanchez are seen on stage during The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Florida International University on January 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Troy Rizzo/FilmMagic)
Miss USA Nia Sanchez (L) poses on stage with other contenstants during the 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant at Florida International University on January 25, 2015 in Miami, Florida. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss USA Nia Sanchez participtaes in the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Preliminary Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
DORAL, FL - JANUARY 14: Miss USA Nia Sanchez participates in Miss Universe - Yamamay Swimsuit Runway Show at Trump National Doral on January 14, 2015 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss USA Nia Sanchez participtes in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez tours New York City on Gray Line bus on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez during the swimsuit competition of the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez tours New York City on Gray Line bus on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Miss Universe Gabriela Isler with newly crowned Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez and Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf as they are about to tour New York City on Gray Line bus on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Nia Sanchez visits the Late Show With David Letterman on June 11, 2014 in New York City. Credit: Diego Corredor / MediaPunch /IPX
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez is crowned Miss USA during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez participates in the evening gown competition during the Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez, of Nevada, speaks during a news conference after the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss Nebraska USA Amanda Marie Soltero, left, and Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez, participate in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Actress and model Shanna Moakler, Miss Nevada USA 2014, Nia Sanchez and model Talyah Polee arrive at the Miss Nevada 2014 after party at Moon nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort on January 25, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Daniel Brooko (L) and model Nia Sanchez attend the 'Best Night Ever' Los Angeles Premiere at ArcLight Cinemas on January 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 26: Mary Kate Fitzpatrick, Alyssa Campanella, Nia Sanchez, Tara Conner, Hillary Cruz attend the official Miss Nevada USA after-party at Moon Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort on January 26, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
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'What's the capital of Nevada?'
'Uhhh ... oh, my gosh.'
'Maybe she didn't have her coffee yet.'


It all happened during Nia Sanchez's on-air interview with "The Todd Show." The host ended up telling her the answer ... which is Carson City.

The flub added fuel to the fire of a controversy. Some skeptics think 24-year-old California-born Sanchez faked her Nevada residency.

A source told Fox News Sanchez left a "minimum paper trail" to make it appear she lived in Nevada, when she actually still resided in California.

She has since spoken out about the controversy, telling People she'd lived in Nevada since 2012 and has actually lived all over the world.

Amid these accusations, the Miss Universe Organization released a statement saying Sanchez was issued a Nevada driver's license an entire year before she competed.

She should probably brush up on her geography, though.

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BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez is crowned Miss USA during the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez is crowned Miss USA during the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez is crowned Miss USA during the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez competes in the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez addresses the media in the 2014 Miss USA Competition press conference at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez participates in the swimsuit competition during the Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez celebrates with her competitors after being crowned Miss USA during the pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Georgia USA Tiana Griggs, from left, Miss Louisiana USA Brittany Alyson Guidry, Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez, Miss Florida USA Brittany Oldehoff, Miss North Dakota USA Audra Mari and Miss Iowa USA Carlyn Bradarich, stand during the Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. Sanchez would go on to win the Miss USA title. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss North Dakota USA Audra Mari, left, and Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez await the final decision during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. Sanchez would go on to win the Miss USA 2014 title. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Louisiana USA Brittany Alyson Guidry reacts after advancing in the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss Florida USA Brittany Oldehoff competes in the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Miss New Jersey USA Emily Shah competes in the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - JUNE 08: Brian Kelley (L) and Tyler Hubbard (R) of Florida Georgia Line perform during the 2014 Miss USA Competition at The Baton Rouge River Center on June 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez is crowned Miss USA during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady waves to the crowd during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss Florida USA Brittany Oldehoff participates in the evening gown competition during the Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss Louisiana USA Brittany Alyson Guidry participates in the evening gown competition during the Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss Maryland USA Taylor Burton poses during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Contestants pose on the stage during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss Georgia USA Tiana Griggs participates in the evening gown competition during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Hosts Thomas Roberts, left, and Giuliana Rancic speak during the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady walks onstage to participate in the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Idaho USA Yvette Deleon Guerrero Bennett participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Arkansas USA Helen Wisner during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Delaware USA Kelsey Miller participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss California USA Cassandra Kunze participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss South Carolina USA Christina Isabelle Zapolski participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Oregon USA Emma Pelett participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Ohio USA Madison Gesiotto participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss New Mexico USA Kamryn Taylor Blackwood participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss New York USA Candace Kendall participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Massachusetts USA Caroline Lunny participates during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss California USA Cassandra Kunze participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss New Jersey USA Emily Shah participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Pennsylvania USA Valerie Gatto participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Minnesota USA Haley O'Brien participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Maine USA Samantha Dahlborg participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Indiana USA Mekayla Diehl participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Wyoming USA Lexi Hill participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Tennessee USA Kristy Landers Niedenfuer participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Kansas USA Audrey Banach participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Louisiana USA Brittany Alyson Guidry participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Iowa USA Carlyn Bradarich participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss District of Columbia USA Ciera Nicole Butts participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Washington USA Allyson Maureen participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Vermont USA Gina Bernasconi participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Maryland USA Taylor Burton participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Missouri USA Erica Sturdefant participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss North Carolina USA Olivia Joan Olvera participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Ohio USA Madison Gesiotto participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Nevada USA Nia Sanchez participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss North Dakota USA Audra Mari participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Kansas USA Audrey Banach participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Florida USA Brittany Oldehoff participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss District of Columbia USA Ciera Nicole Butts participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Arizona USA Jordan Alyssa Wessel participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Illinois USA Alexis Atkins participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Delaware USA Kelsey Miller participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Hawaii USA Moani Anna Marguerite Hara participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Miss Illinois USA Alexis Atkins participates in the evening gown competition during the 2014 Miss USA preliminary competition in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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