Melbourne: Miss USA Nia Sanchez may not have won the crown at the recently held Miss Universe pageant, but her message to terrorists at the event has created a Twitter storm.
The 24-year-old beauty, who made it to top five but lost the crown to Miss Colombia, was asked what message she would send to global terrorists, at which replied she wanted to "spread a message of hope and love and peace," News.com.au reported.
Following her response, social media users started debating, criticizing and sharing their thoughts on what they thought of her message.
While a fan wrote "PS: Miss USA answered her onstage question in true Miss Congeniality form and said she wanted world peace. My life is complete: another said "miss USA said she would try to spread love and hope to terrorists. yes, if only we would've tried offering love and peace to ISIS."
A Twitter user mocked her answer saying "GOOD ONE MISS USA" while another expressed that Sanchez's answer was a little too ambitious, adding that "Hope and love and peace, beautiful words but can they tackle terrorism? No!"
Sanchez was the first runner-up in the 63rd edition of the Miss Universe pageant, which was held at Florida International University.