As might be expected, the glitzy pageantry of Miss America lends itself to some colorful peanut-gallery commentary, and Twitter did not disappoint Sunday.
Here are some examples from the Twittersphere.
Jimmy Kimmel was apparently impressed with the seriousness of the lines of questioning during the show.
Others commented on Kazantsev's stripped-down talent routine, which saw her perform a version of Anna Kendrick's "Cups" accompanied by only a red Solo cup.
Canceling the ventriloquist, ballet and piano lessons for Esther's scholarship future. Buying red cup tomorrow. #missamerica— Brian Copeland (@NashvilleBrian) September 15, 2014
Comedian Bridger Winegar added his own "fun fact" to the screen while viewing the ceremony.
Crazy to think she even has a chance at the crown pic.twitter.com/y129ryjmxj— Bridger Winegar (@bridger_w) September 15, 2014
It's important to understand the implications of what each state's contestant's loss means.
Miss Massachusetts lost, which basically means we fought the Revolutionary War for nothing #MissAmerica— Henry Goldblatt (@HenryGoldblatt) September 15, 2014
The prominent misspelling of Jane Austen's name was a big talking point for the evening.
Frozen's grip on pop culture continues.
Can we just name Elsa #MissAmerica? She's got the gown and I dare you to find a talent cooler than ice powers.— Kylene H (@keepingupwithky) September 15, 2014
The onscreen "Fun Facts" provided plenty of fodder for commenters.
Miss America contestants: They're just like us.
If I were one of the eliminated contestants, I'd be in sweatpants eating cheetoes, because that's how you watch #missamerica— Dana Weiss (@Possessionista) September 15, 2014
The New York Times columnist David Carr was surprised by the sheer volume of sarcastic commentary online, possibly because this was his first day on the Internet.
In the end, there's really only one thing to take away from the Miss America Pageant: The winner's unfortunate forced marriage to Elvis Costello.