When Kira competed at the MAO Miss New York City pageant in 2013, she walked away with the Miss Cosmopolitan title. She was a part of the first trio known as Big MAK, with her sister queens. She would take the Miss New York stage by storm, making it to the Top 10 on Finals night. But she wasn’t done. Kira came back to compete at the MAO Miss New York City this year, and was crowned the high title of Miss New York City 2014.
Throughout her year she will be promoting her platform, “Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence”. She hopes to be able to plan and execute a few fundraising events for domestic violence awareness causes, as well as the Children’s Miracle Network throughout her year.
[My platform] focuses on an issue that people generally don’t want to talk about. It’s a war fought in the dark. It’s also something I have personally experienced, therefore my connection to it and to the people I reach is incredibly unique.
Despite only having been crowned a few weeks ago, she has been active in the community. She recently attended an reception event known as Sing for Hope at the Vartali Salon. Sing for Hope featured a display of local art, which can be found here. Kira was lucky enough to meet Renee Fleming; a world famous opera star.
Although she still has a few more years of competing, Kira plans to use the skills and scholarship money she gained competing in pageants to continue school to become an attorney. The Miss America Organization has clearly touched her heart, as she plans to be involved as a volunteer long after she finishes her competition years.
But why should Kira Kazantsev be Miss America?
I have a unique brand, I love the organization, and I think I would be an excellent representative of the 4 points of the crown. I believe I can connect with young girls all across America and show people that regardless of any adversity, there is always a way to make your dreams become reality.