Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America 2015
Miss New York is Miss America! Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2015 at the annual pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on September 14.
Kira received the tiara from the 2013 queen, Mallory Hagan, and the 2014 winner, Nina Davuluri.
Kira impressed the jury when she sashayed down the ivory runway in her magenta bikini and sky-high heels with ease. The 22-year-old beauty also took the stage to sing a rendition of Pharrell’s Oscar-nominated hit, “Happy”. Following her win, Kira earned a $50,000 scholarship.
Runner-ups to Miss New York, each also receiving scholarships, included: Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kahn, Miss Florida Victoria Cowen, Miss Arkansas Ashton Campbell, and, in second place, Miss Virginia Courtney Garrett.