Tonight, the winner of the 2015 Miss America competition is … Miss New York Kira Kazantsev. This is the third year in a row that Miss New York has won Miss America. And, Kazantsev will be taking home a $50,000 prize in scholarship money.
The fourth runner-up was Miss Massachusetts, the third runner-up spot went to Miss Florida, the second runner-up was Miss Arkansas, and the runner-up was Miss Virginia.
The other winners tonight included Miss Idaho winning America’s Choice, Miss Alabama being the winner of the Quality of Life Award, and Miss Congeniality being awarded to Miss North Dakota.
Additional scholarships were awarded as well (listed in the below tweet).
— Miss America Org (@MissAmericaOrg) September 15, 2014