Latina Crowned Miss USA Advocates Self-Defense for Women

Latina Crowned Miss USA Advocates Self-Defense for Women

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Nia Sanchez, the new Miss USA is Latina, proud, beautiful and an expert in martial arts. The 24-year-old resident of Las Vegas, Nevada expressed the importance of self-defense during her pageant interview Sunday, saying that women should take up martial arts as a way of preventing college campus rapes.

Sanchez can relate to the problem of teaching women how to defend themselves physically because she’s seen it first hand at women’s shelters. At one point she said she lived with her mother in one, and to this day says she still does volunteer work at one, teaching women and girls how to protect themselves from harm.

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