It was announced at the Miss America pageant last night: "And your new Miss America is... It's a three-peat, Miss New York!"
Kira Kazantsev took home the crown last night at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It's the third time in a row a New Yorker has won the coveted crown.
Her cup tapping performance of Pharrell's hit song "Happy," was inspired by Anna Kendrick's character in the 2012 movie Pitch Perfect.
There was an oops moment during Kira's performance and it wasn't her fault. As she sang, personal information about her popped up on the screen. One tidbit said she, "Loves anything Jane Austin".
The problem? "Austen" was misspelled. It's "e-n".
But, she wasn't alone in the quirky performance category. Miss Ohio, Mackenzie Bart, didnt mind sharing the stage with her ventriloquist doll Roxy. Miss Maine, Audrey Thames, followed with a tongue twister of a a talent during her performance.
Back to the big winner of the night, her first duty came Monday morning with the traditional dip in the chilly waters of Atlantic City, New Jersey. After she drys off, she'll be taking home a $50,000 scholarship which she plans on using to attend law shcool.