Miss New York Kira Kazantsev stood alone, having triumphed over some of the most awe-inspiring young women in the entire United States last night.
Taking home the Miss America tiara after showcasing her good looks, brains and an unexpected talent, the 23-year-old blonde beauty reigned.
Here are five fun facts about the super cool stunner from NYC:
1. She survived abuse, and is committed to domestic violence awareness. As a student at Hofstra University, Kazantsev found herself in an abusive relationship.
Given the NFL's recent handling of former Baltimore star Ray Rice knocking out Janay Palmer, the issue has never been more at the forefront of public debate.
"I want people to stop asking, 'Why doesn't she just leave?'" Kira Kazantsev, who works with the domestic violence advocacy group Safe Horizon, told NPR.
"Every woman is an expert in her own case, and there are just so many extenuating circumstances that lead to a woman staying with her abuser."