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Miss America 2015 hammered on social media for playing a red cup

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The winner of this year's Miss America pageant is Miss New York Kira Kazantsev.  It's the third year in a row Miss New York won the title.

But her talent performance took a lot of criticism on social media networks. Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor.

She says she did it in part to show future contestants they can win the Miss America pageant by performing whatever talent routine they like, regardless of what others think of it.

To read more about criticism of her talent, CLICK HERE.

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