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Sep 14, 2014 9:21 AM

Pageant Contestant Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

This year's Miss America competition has involved lots of satin and some excellent ventriloquism by Miss Ohio. But it has also involved a public health issue that's been in the headlines over the past week: domestic violence.

And it's not just because it's in the news. Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, was in an abusive relationship during college.

Back then, Kazantsev says that she wasn't aware that there were resources available for victims of domestic violence. "I very well may have Googled it," she says.


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