'Miss New York' Kira Kazantsev wins Miss America 2015 pageant
Monday, September 15, 2014
The 22-year-old Kazantsev preformed "" by , and her platform was Love Shouldn't Hurt. Kazantsev said she was a victim of ; "It was something that definitely changed me [...] I'm better now and I’m stronger now. I want to show others they can handle it too."
As part of the prize Kazantsev received a $50,000 scholarship.
The runners-up were Miss Virginia, Courtney Garret; Miss Arkansas, Ashton Campbell; Miss Florida, Victoria Cowen; and Miss Massachusetts, Lauren Kuhn.
- Amy Kuperinsky. "Miss America 2015: Live updates" — , September 15, 2014
- Zachary Stieber. "Miss New York Kira Kazantsev Crowned Miss America Winner: Pictures, Age, Swimsuit Photos, Facts" — , September 14, 2014