Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan is Miss America 2013!!
The 23-year-old from Brooklyn won the Miss America 2013 pageant wearing a white one-shoulder jersey gown. She will spend her year as Miss America traveling thousands of miles every month in order to promote her personal platform of Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and will also serve as the National Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network, which is the national platform for Miss America.
Miss America 2013 Pageant Review
Early in the night, the top 16 announced to compete in swimsuit were Miss Montana Alexis Wineman (America’s Choice), Miss Texas Danae Couch, Miss Utah Kara Arnold, Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden, Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, Miss Tennessee Chandler Lawson, Miss Alabama Anna Laura Bryan, Miss Maryland Joanna Guy, Miss Illinois Megan Ervin, Miss Indiana Merriebeth Cox, Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss Florida Laura McKeeman, Miss Kentucky Jessica Casebolt, and Miss Iowa Mariah Cary.
The judges were also allowed to an extra favorite contestant to the semifinalists for the first time. And they chose Miss Washington Mandy Schendel to join the semifinalists. This made the top fifteen into the top sixteen.
Moving on to the evening gown were Miss Washington Mandy Schendel, Miss Maryland Joanna Guy, Miss Texas Danae Couch, Miss Alabama Anna Laura Bryan, Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, Miss Indiana Merriebeth Cox, Miss Tennessee Chandler Lawson, Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden, Miss Illinois Megan Ervin, and Miss Iowa Mariah Cary.
Talent and Doughnut Break
Competing in the talent portion later in the night, we had Miss Texas performing a twirling routine, Miss Tennessee sing Adele’s “Turning Tables,” and Miss Illinois’ modern dance to Journey’s “Faithfully.” Afterwards, there was a doughnut break for the eliminated contestants for some reason.
Following the brief doughnut intermission, Miss Oklahoma tap danced to Michael Buble’s “Can’t Buy Me Love,” Miss Wyoming played an original composition on the piano, Miss Maryland sang “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables, and Miss New York tapped danced to James Brown’s “Get Up Offa That Thing.” Following another, albeit doughnut free break, Miss South Carolina played the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back, ” Miss Iowa tap danced to Scatman, and Miss Washington sang Rascal Flatt’s “My Wish For You.”
Miss America Onstage Interview Questions
It got down to the final onstage question. Miss Oklahoma answered a question about sensationalized pageant reality shows such as Honey Boo Boo and Toddlers & Tiaras. Then Miss South Carolina responded to her query concerning ESPN’s fiasco with Miss Alabama USA 2011 Katherine Webb. Miss New York answered her question about armed guards in schools following the Newton shooting. Miss Iowa was questioned about whether marijuana should be legalized for recreational use. And Miss Wyoming responded to an inquiry about young children being put on ADHD medications. But the most important question had yet to be answered. Who was the next Miss America?
Top 5 at Miss America
The fourth runner-up was Miss Iowa Mariah Cary.
The third runner-up was Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden.
The second runner-up was Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton.
And the first runner-up was Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers.
Congratulations to our new Miss America 2013, Mallory Hytes Hagan!