Mallory Hagan Miss America 2013
Mallory Hytes Hagan (born 1989) is an American beauty pageant titleholder crowned Miss America 2013 on January 12, 2013. Prior to holding the title of Miss America, she held the titles of Miss New York 2012, Miss New York City 2011 and Miss Brooklyn 2010. She follows Bess Myerson (1945), Tawny Godin (1975), and Vanessa L. Williams (1983) as former Miss New Yorks to win Miss America.
Hagan is from Opelika, Alabama and is a former student at Auburn University. Her prior pageant experience includes runner-up placements in both the Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen and Miss Alabama competitions. She moved to the Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn neighborhood in New York City in October 2008 and won Miss Brooklyn on March 28, 2010.
During the Miss America 2013 competition, she performed a tap dance routine to James Brown's "Get Up Offa That Thing". At the time of her Miss America victory, she was 23 years old and a resident of Brooklyn. Part of her prize package is a $50,000 college scholarship. Her platform was stopping child sexual abuse. During her final question she responded to a question about the propriety of having armed guards in grade schools by saying we should not fight violence with violence.