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Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has helped earn Miss New York Kira Kazantsev the title of Miss America.  

During the talent portion of Sunday's 88th Miss America Pageant, Kazantsev performed the song sitting on the stage while keeping the beat with a cup - much like Anna Kendrick's performance of "The Cup Song" in Pitch Perfect

Anna Kendrick's reaction? Check it out:

Kira also impressed judges by praising the women currently in the U.S. Senate for fight against sexual assault in the military. 

Kazantsev's win marks the third consecutive crown for a contestant from New York.  Last year, New York's Nina Davuluri picked up the crown. 

Hosted by Chris Harrison and Lara Spencer, the pageant was broadcast on ABC from Atlantic City, New Jersey.  

Check her "Happy" performance below!