Miss New York Wins Miss America

    LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 12:  Joanna Guy (L), Miss Maryland, and Chandler Lawson (R), Miss Tennessee, congratulate Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss New York, as she reacts during the 2013 Miss America Pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on January 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

    Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss America. (David Becker/Getty)

    Miss New York, 23-year-old Mallory Hytes, beat out 52 other contestants to be named Miss America 2013 on Saturday night. Hytes comes from Brooklyn and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology. She plans to obtain a degree in cosmetics and fragrance marketing, but her platform issue is child sex abuse prevention. At Saturday night’s show she won the swimsuit competition and performed a tap dance to James Brown’s Get Up Offa That Thing. Ali Rogers, Miss South Carolina, was named the runner-up.

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