We are so excited to welcome the reigning Miss America Kira Kazantsev for a Twitterview on #HeySTAR! Thursday August 27 at 6pPT/9pET. Kira won Miss America 2015 on September 14, 2014 and is the third consecutive Miss America winner from New York and had won the title of Miss New York on May 24, 2014 while serving as Miss City of New York. Her talent was singing with cup percussion to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. She is an advocate for women and is raising awareness about domestic violence with her platform “Love Shouldn’t Hurt.”
This year, the Miss America Organization is celebrating their 95th Anniversary, making it the longest running competition show in TV history. “The 2016 Miss America Competition” returns to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Here are some impressive facts about Kira:
- Kira travels 20,000 miles a month to speak to audiences about her platform “Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence” She also acts as the official National Goodwill Ambassador the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and as an advocate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives in education.
- On September 14, 2014, Kira made history by becoming the 3rd consecutive Miss New York to be crowned Miss America.
- She is a graduate of Hofstra University where she held a triple major in Political Science, Global Studies and Geography.
- Her goal is to obtain a juris doctorate and a master’s degree in business administrations. She’s already been accepted at the University of Notre Dame Law School.
- She is trilingual, speaking English, Russian and Spanish.
#HeyStar is a brand new Twitter Hashtag Chat aka Twitterview Q&A featuring Celebrities including Television and Movie Stars, Athletes, Musicians, High Profile Personalities, hosted by me (@JessicaNorthey).
Tweet me your questions @JessicaNorthey+ #HeyStar + #AskKira or click here to make it easier. You can always send anything you want me to ask here or leave a message below. Make sure it is 140 character friendly and please include your Twitter handle so I know who to give credit to.
Make sure you’re following Miss America Kira Kazantsev on Twitter and keep up with the Miss America Competition on @MissAmericaOrg
The easiest way to participate is right here on our website! Just use this link to help segregate the tweets and show the ones with #HeyStar in them: it makes the Twitterview much easier to follow. You’ll be able to see the conversation in real-time, at your own speed (it’s adjustable) and the #HeyStar hashtag will automatically appear on your tweets. A lot of people also participate by using Twitter.com, Tweetdeck, &/or Hootsuite.
The 2016 Miss America Competition will air live on ABC at 9 pm ET. Preliminary nights are being held September 8th, 9th, 10th all at 7 pm ET inside of Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Additionally September 12th is the “Show us your Shoes” Parade 5 pm ET. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.