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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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Miss USA Nia Sanchez didn't take home the crown at this year's Miss Universe pageant - but she left viewers with plenty to talk about.

When world champion boxer and pageant judge Manny Pacquiao asked the 24-year-old what she would say to terrorists if given 30 seconds to talk to them, she said this:

"I know as Miss USA I can always spread a message of hope and love and peace, and I would do my very best to spread that message to them and everyone else in the world."

You don't say. Fans immediately posted their reactions on Twitter, criticizing the beauty queen for her very textbook answer - including suggesting that such a sunshine-and-unicorns-response should knock her from the No. 1 spot.

One user tweeted, "Wow. World peace. As a pageant answer. Not ironic at all. #MissUniverse"

Others bashed her answer for being completely impractical. "Hilarious answer by #missusa. She sends #Isis a message of hope and candy and butterflies. Very strong message to radical terrorists."

Oh, and even Allen West chimed in, tweeting, "This is why we're doomed."

On the other hand, several viewers blamed Manny Pacquiao's question, saying it's a little crazy to think Miss USA has the answer to end terrorism.

And her reaction when it was all said and done? "Tonight was perfect. I must say I felt all the prayers and took in all the advice. I fully lived in every moment and enjoyed every single second. I'm so grateful for this beautiful experience. Thank you for the outpouring of love and support!"

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MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss USA Nia Sanchez participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Myanmar Sharr Htut Eaindra participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Venezuela Migbelis Castellanos participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Mauritius Pallavi Gungaram participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
Miss South Africa, Ziphozakhe Zokufa, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Singapore, Rathi Menon, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Sweden Camilla Hansson participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Curacao Laurien Angelista participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Trinidad & Tobago Jevon King participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Russia Yulia Alipova participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss St. Lucia Roxanne Didier-Nicholas participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Colombia Paulina Vega participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Ecuador Alejandra Argudo participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Indonesia Elvira Devinamira participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
Miss Ireland, Lisa Madden, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Japan Keiko Tsuji participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Lithuania Patricija Belousova participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Guatemala Ana Luisa Montufar participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Finland Bea Toivonen participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Thailand Pimbongkod Chankaew participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss British Virgin Islands Jaynene Jno Lewis participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Peru Jimena Espinosa participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Brazil Melissa Gurgel participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)

Miss Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

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MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Bolivia Claudia Tavel participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss France Camille Cerf participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Castillo participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss El Salvador Patricia Murillo participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Bulgaria Kristina Georgieva participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Guyana Niketa Barker participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Great Britain Grace Levy participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Czech Republic Gabriela Frankova participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Germany Josefin Donat participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss China Yanliang Hu participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
Miss Slovenia, Urska Bracko, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Castillo participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Paraguay Sally Jara participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Norway Elise Dalby participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
Miss Kenya, Gaylyne Ayugi, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Korea Yoo Yebin participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
Miss Tanzania, Nale Boniface poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Switzerland, Zoe Metthez, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss St. Lucia, Roxanne Didler-Nicholas, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Philippines, Mary Jean Lastimosa, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Angola, Zuleica Wilson, poses during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Albania, Zhaneta Byberi. poses during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Portugal, Patricia da Silva, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Russia, Yulia Alipova, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Serbia,Andjelka Tomasevic, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Puerto Rico, Gabriela Berrios, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Spain, Desire Cordero Ferrer, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Mexico, Josselyn A. Garciglia, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Sir Lanka, Marianne Page, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Haiti Christie Desir participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Guam Brittany Mesa-Bell participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Honduras Gabriela Ordonez participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Miss Israel Doron Matalon participates in 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Show and National Costume Show at Florida International University on January 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)
Miss Lebanon, Saly Greige, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Poland, Marcela Chmielowska, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Puerto Rico, Gabriela Berrios, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Honduras, Gabriela Ordonez, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Portugal, Patricia da Silva, poses for the judges, during the national costume show during the 63rd annual Miss Universe Competition in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Miss Slovak Republic Jeanette Borhyová presents her outfit, during the national costume show at the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Beauties will compete for the title of Miss Universe in Moscow on Nov. 9. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
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