Miss Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant
Miss Kira Kazantsev on 14 September 2014 won the Miss America pageant.
Miss Kira Kazantsev on 14 September 2014 won the Miss America pageant. She belongs to New York.
Kazantsev received the crown at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall from outgoing Miss America and Miss New York Nina Davuluri.
The first runner-up was Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett.
Other top 5 finalists were Miss Arkansas Ashton Jo Campbell; Miss Florida Victoria Cowen; and Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn.
Miss North Dakota, Jacky Arness was chosen by her peers as Miss Congeniality.
Her victory marked the third year in a row that a contestant from New York has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant.