New Miss America Kira Kazantsev Performs “Happy” With Cup During Talent Round

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Miss New York Happy Cup

By Shari Weiss


Miss New York Happy Cup


The new Miss America Kira Kazantsev was happy long before winning the crown during Sunday’s pageant, and she proved it during the talent round.

The 23-year-old New Yorker performed the infectious Pharrell hit “Happy,” using a cup as percussion, a la Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect.

Kazantsev had the audience clapping along, and clearly won over the judges, too.

Kendrick herself was surprised by the performance, tweeting pictures of appearances with Pharrell from earlier this year.

“So I guess @Pharrell and I can’t stop collaborating. #MissAmerica #WhatIsHappening??” she wrote.

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