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Miss New York crowned Miss America 2015

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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant.



Kazantsev received the crown at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall from outgoing Miss America - and Miss New York - Nina Davuluri.



For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor.