Nia Sanchez is eagerly awaiting the Miss Universe 2015 pageant, in which she is one of 88 contestants.
Better known as Miss USA, Nia Sanchez is representing our country proudly in Sunday night's events.
Nia Sanchez killed it in the much talked about National Costume contest on Wednesday.
The stunning Nevada beauty made her home state proud.
She wore a showgirl-inspired costume complete with a striped bodysuit with huge plumes and headdress.
Nia Sanchez made America proud in that and the many other events leading up to Sunday night's live event.
However, no one is prouder of Miss USA that Nia Sanchez's friends and family.
Those that know her best know how hard Sanchez has worked to get to where she is.
"It’s a goal she’s had for a while now," her father David Sanchez, Sr. said. "She thought out her goal and she’s going for it. I’m really proud of her that’s she’s going for her dream."
Anne Bowman, director of the Southwest California Pageant and Miss City of Menifee Scholarship Pageant, has known Nia Sanchez for a very long time and has grown quite close to her.
"I couldn’t be any happier that she is representing the USA in the Miss Universe Pageant. She’s a young woman of great character and a kind heart," Bowman said.
She added, "Now I know those aren’t necessarily prerequisites for being in a pageant, but it addition to those, she’s got ambition and is a world traveler, beautiful with an amazing smile, and a fit, athletic body. I’d say that is a winning combination."
She thinks Nia Sanchez definitely has a shot tonight.
"I feel completely confident that you will see her among the top five and this just might be her year to bring the title home to the USA," she said.
What do you think? Will you be cheering on Nia Sanchez, our Miss USA, on Sunday night?