09/18/2014 12:29 pm ET Updated Sep 18, 2014

Miss America 2015 Is Traveling Through College Campuses To Share This Advice

Only a few days after being crowned Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev, of New York, spoke out about being a domestic violence victim. In a HuffPost Live interview on Wednesday, the pageant winner explained how she hopes to use her story to help students engage in healthier relationships.

"Women need to know how they should be treated," Kazantsev said on HuffPost Live. "Women need to know what healthy relationships are and as Miss America I hope to educate women. I hope to raise awareness on what that healthy relationship is because I didn't know. That's what happened with me -- I just didn't understand."

She'll be doing a college tour as part of her Miss America duties to help spread this word.

Watch more of what Miss America had to say in the clip above, and her full conversation with HuffPost Live here.

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