(Photo Credits: MissAmerica.org)
Miss New York, Mallory Hytes Hagan was crowned Miss America 2013 Saturday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Mallory is a student at The Fashion Institute of Technology and will spend the next year serving as spokesperson for Education and focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) and will continue speaking to audiences about her platform "Stop it Now-Child Sexual Abuse".
Along with the title of Miss America 2013, Mallory won a $50,000 scholarship to continue her education. The first runner-up was Miss South Carolina, Ali Rogers who earned a $25,000 scholarship. Her talent performance was Piano and her personal platform is "Make a Difference". Second runner-up honors and a $20,000 scholarshipwent to Miss Oklahoma, Alicia Clifton who was also a tap dancer.
As the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young, the Miss America Organization made available last year more than $45 million in scholarship assistance. Learn more at MissAmerica.org
--Susan Saunders (Adult Pagent Fan) 1/14/13