miss new york mallory hytes hagan miss america 2013 Miss America winner is Miss New York Mallory Hytes HaganMiss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan, 23, was crowned the winner of the 92nd annual Miss America pageant Saturday night (Jan. 12) live from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Her talent was a tap dance routine to “Get Up Offa That Thing” and while it wasn’t the best talent in the bunch, host Brooke Burke-Charvet revealed to the audience that Miss New York won both the swimsuit and the evening gown competition earlier in the evening, so her talent didn’t matter quite as much.

Also, during the question and answer portion of the evening, New York got a rather tricky question about the Newtown tragedy and gun control, which she gave a very thoughtful answer to about how guns in schools (as in, with janitors or security guards) is not the answer and instead we can look to other answers, like gun safety.

Congratulations to Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan on becoming the latest Miss America!

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

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