Miss America Instant Replay

Miss America Instant Replay

Kira Kazantsev is the pride of New York. She is the new Miss America and is celebrating her historic three-peat win. She is the third Miss New York in a row to take the title.

INSIDE EDITION caught up with the 23-year-old and she showed Les Trent the unusual skill she displayed during the talent portion of the contest—her cup tapping performance of Pharrell's hit song "Happy," inspired by Anna Kendrick’s character in the 2012 movie Pitch Perfect.

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Her platform as Miss America is domestic abuse. She says she was in an abusive relationship in college. Her choice is especially relevant in the wake of the NFL scandal.

Trent asked, "You made some comments about Janay Rice and the fact that there are people who are saying, 'Why would she stay?'"

Kazantsev said, "Every woman is an expert in her own life and if she deciedes to stay, then, there is a reason for that and no one should question her decisions."

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