Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America on Sunday night. This is the third year in a row that the contestant from New York has won.
Kazantsev, who is originally from California and moved to New York for college, speaks three languages and is a passionate advocate for domestic violence survivors.
A survivor of abuse herself, Kazantsev has spoken out in support of Janay Rice, the wife of football player Ray Rice. read full story (AP/HuffPost)
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Kira Kazantsev of Manhattan named Miss New York 2014
Vocalist and future law student Kira Kazantsev took home the title of Miss New York 2014 Saturday night. Kazantsev will continue on to compete for the Miss America 2015 title, in hopes of giving the Empire State a third consecutive win. Read more
BY ROXANNA ASGARIAN, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, May 25, 2014. (PHOTO: SHAWN INGLIMA FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
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