Get to know the newly crowned Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan
23-year-old Mallory Hytes Hagan from Brooklyn was crowned Miss America 2013 on Saturday night of January 12, 2013 in Las Vegas. In this entry, we are looking back at the road to the crown of Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan.
In the Miss New York website, Mallory’s hometown is Brooklyn, NY. However, the beauty is actually from Alabama. Mallory has been involved in the Miss America Organization for 10 years! She was “a runner-up with the Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen & Miss Alabama Scholarship Competitions.” Hagan studied at Alabama’s Auburn University before moving to New York in 2008 and competed in Miss New York.
She was the first runner-up in Miss New York 2010 and Miss New York 2011. Third time’s a charm for Mallory Hagan when she won the Miss New York 2012 tittle and the right to represent the state in Miss America 2013 pageant.
Currently, Mallory Hagan is a student at The Fashion Institute of Technology studying Advertising, Marketing and Communications with a focus in Cosmetics and Fragrance. With the tittle of Miss America, Hagan wins a $50,000 scholarship. However, she was already debt-free when she won Miss New York. “I am debt-free in my third year of college. I will be able to finish my college career in Advertising and Marketing without paying any tuition through the combination of my 1st Runner Up earnings from the past two years and this year’s $10,000 scholarship…”, said Mallory.
A talented tap dancer:
Hagan has over 20 years of dance training and holds several leadership roles including spokesperson for Fitocracy.com and a counselor for Show Choir Camps of America. Additionally, she has volunteered for organizations such as Girls Inc., Boys and Girls Club, American Cancer Society and the Dove: Campaign for Real Beauty.
During the talent competition of Miss America 2013, Mallory Hagan wore the latex rodeo outfit and tap danced to “Get Up Off of That Thing” of James Brown.
Child Sexual Abuse Awareness & Prevention:
As Miss New York 2012, Mallory Hagan will be focusing her efforts on Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention, an issue that hits close to home. Hagan has chosen to honor the women in her family who have been victims of sexual abuse by sharing their personal stories and encouraging others to take a stand. Current partnerships include organizations such as Stop It Now!, Darkness to Light and Safe Horizon. Hagan has also joined the Child Abuse Prevention Program team where she will play an integral role in program planning for the upcoming school year, as well as the organizations’ social media presence and fundraising efforts.
During the interview portion of the Miss America pageant, Hagan was asked whether she believes there should be armed guards at grade schools — a reference to the gun debate in the wake of the Sandy Hook Massacre. She said we shouldn’t we fight violence with violence.
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