Miss USA's message of peace and love to terrorists widely mocked

Wait what?


Miss USA Nia Sanchez came in second to Miss Colombia at Sunday night's Miss Universe pageant, and her answer to the interview portion may have been what kept her out of the top spot.

Sanchez was asked by boxer Mann Pacquiao what her message to terrorists might be (admittedly a strange question), and Sanchez replied:

"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."

"What message would you give to terrorists?" Sigh. #missuniverse

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Some viewers were less than impressed with her message of peace and love.

Miss USA's plan to defeat terrorism may make your head hurt

— Pixable (@pixable) January 26, 2015

While others came to her defense.

Weren't we just setting miss USA up to fail? Our nat'l security has no answer for terrorism but miss USA does?

— Amy K Berlean (@aberlean) January 26, 2015

This is not the first time Sanchez has stirred up controversy. After she won the Miss USA pageant as Miss Nevada, she was accused of being a pageant carpetbagger, having only recently moved to the state. She denied the charge.

“[Las Vegas] is my home,” she fold FOX411 in June 2014. “I have a house there with a friend.”

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