No one expects a pageant queen to be a rocket scientist. However, it wouldn’t hurt to know your state capital. Clearly no one told Miss Nevada this. Us Weekly says that Nia Sanchez – who was crowned Miss USA on Monday, June 9th – couldn’t identify Nevada’s capital during an interview with “The Todd Show” yesterday. 

As Sanchez participated in a quiz on the radio show, she was asked about Nevada’s capital – which is Carson City. The host ended up giving her the answer after she struggled, answering, “Oh, uh, ah, oh my gosh.” Nia tried to recover by saying that she always used Carson Daly’s name to remember it. 

This incident comes days after Sanchez was accused of faking her Nevada residency to be able to compete in the state’s pageant. A source told Fox411 that she never moved to Nevada. Instead, she worked at Disney, lived in California, and set up a paper trail to make it look like she lived there. She also competed for the California title in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Stay tuned…