Russian Miss America Kira Kazantsev
The title of the most beautiful girl in the USA belongs to 23-year-old Russian beauty Kira Kazantsev. Miss America 2015 became “Miss New York” Kira Kazantsev, whose parents emigrated to the United States from Moscow in 1990. The name of the winner of the beauty contest “Miss America 2015” became known on Sunday, September 14 in Atlantic City. In addition to Crown the winner received a cash prize of 50 thousand dollars. Kira Kazantsev was born July 20, 1991, in San Francisco (California), but in recent years has lived in New York, in Manhattan. Her father – a surgeon, a specialist in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, her mother – the agent in real estate. Kira has been participating in various beauty pageants since the age of 11. At the age of 21 she won consecutive contests “Miss New York” and “Miss New York State,” and now she has won the national beauty competition. Russian Miss America Kira Kazantsev is planning to spend the prize money on studying: she is going to become a lawyer and specialize in international law.
Kira Kazantsev is a student at Hofstra University, speaks three languages: in addition to English, she is fluent in Russian and Spanish. Even during the contest “Miss New York” she chose the theme of the legal protection of women from domestic violence, her program was called “Love Should not Hurt”. “All of my public activities associated with women – with strength, power, influence, that they possess. I want every woman to know that no matter what happened in life, you should not despair. You can achieve anything you want, you have all possibilities to this. For me it is very important. This is not just a platform, I chose it not only because Miss New York must have some sort of platform. I myself experienced the pain. And it is very important to talk about it … I got in a very difficult story, when I was in college. It was really an abusive relationship. I could get stuck on them to withdraw into myself, but I got out – and decided to use this experience for the benefit of other women who have experienced violence, decided to show them that if you want, if determined to get rid of the experienced trauma, you can do it and become a stronger, wiser, you will become happy, “- she said in an interview with Naomi Silber (ForumDaily) in March this year.
On the “Miss America” Kira talked about her human rights activities, placed special emphasis on the fight against sexual violence in the armed forces of the USA. Representatives of the State of New York six times since 1945, won the title of “Miss America”, and three times in a row in recent years. Kira Kazantsev was the first Russian winner of this contest.