Video & Pics Of Kira Kazantsev, Your 2015 Miss America In A New York Three-Peat

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev took home the 2015 Miss America title last night giving the state of New York a winner in each of the last three years.

2014 Miss America Nina Davuluri and 2013 titleholder Mallory Hagan, also both from New York, were on hand to crown Kazantsev as she took home the title and a $50,000 scholarship.

Kazantsev’s talent portion certainly had something to do with her victory as she sang Pharrell’s “Happy” while using a plastic red cup to keep the beat like Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect. (Although Miss Ohio’s ventriloquism act certainly got people’s attention as well.)

Currently a student at Hofstra University, Kazantsev also impressed the judges with her Q&A portion saying that combating sexual assault in the military was something that she really appreciated our female United States Senators standing up for, stating, “Everyone deserves the right to be happy and be respected.”

H/T Us

BroBible Newsletter - The best sports and culture news directly to your inbox

* indicates required