Miss New York Kira Kazantsev
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev (front) reacts as she is crowned the winner of the 2015 Miss America Competition by Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri in Atlantic City, New Jersey September 14, 2014.Reuters

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev has been crowned Miss America 2015.

The 23-year-old received the crown from Nina Davuluri at the annual pageant that took place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on 14 September.

This is the third year in a row that a contestant from New York has won the Miss America pageant.

Along with the title, Kazantsev also won a $50,000 scholarship and will be recognised as the organisation's role model and brand ambassador for the year. She will also go on tour and work to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network, the organisation's official charity.

Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett was the first runner-up. The other three contestants who made it to the list of top five finalists were Miss Arkansas Ashton Jo Campbell, Miss Florida Victoria Cowen and Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn.

Scroll down to take a look at the photos from the crowning moments of the Miss America 2015 pageant:

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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev (L) reacts next to runner-up Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett after being announced as the winner of the 2015 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey September 14, 2014.Reuters
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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev (L) reacts after being announced as the winner of the 2015 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey September 14, 2014. Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri (C) and runner up Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett are seen on the right.Reuters
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Kira Kazantsev won the 2015 Miss America Pageant on Sunday, giving the prize to Miss New York for the third year in a row.Reuters
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev waves after she was announced as the winner of the 2015 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey September 14, 2014.Reuters
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Kira Kazantsev cannot control her emotions as she is announced the winner of the coveted title.Reuters
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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev during the swimsuit round.Reuters
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Kira Kazantsev, Miss New York in the evening gown round.Getty