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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

2013 Miss America Pageant

Miss New York Mallory Hagan, a Brooklyn native, was crowned Miss America on Jan. 12, 2013.

Host Brooke Burke Charvet (L) holds a microphone
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Host Brooke Burke Charvet (L) holds a microphone for Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss New York, as she answers a question during the interview portion at the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in
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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss New York, competes in
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Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss New York, competes in the evening gown competition during the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in
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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in the talent portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in
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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in the talent portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant, for which she performed a tap-dance routine. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Joanna Guy (L), Miss Maryland, and Chandler Lawson
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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. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, right, reacts with
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Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, right, reacts with Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers as she is crowned Miss America 2013 in Las Vegas. (Jan. 13, 2013)

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler (R) wraps the
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Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler (R) wraps the sash around Mallory Hytes Hagan of New York, the new Miss America during the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

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Miss New York Mallory Hagan is crowned Miss
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Miss New York Mallory Hagan is crowned Miss America 2013 by Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler in Las Vegas. (Jan. 13, 2013)

Miss America Mallory Hytes Hagan, of New York,
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Miss America Mallory Hytes Hagan, of New York, poses during a news conference after she was crowned during the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss America, Mallory Hytes Hagan, of New York,
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Miss America, Mallory Hytes Hagan, of New York, poses during a news conference after she was crowned during the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss America Mallory Hytes Hagan, of New York,
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Miss America Mallory Hytes Hagan, of New York, poses during a news conference after she was crowned during the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss New York Mallory Hagan reacts after being
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Miss New York Mallory Hagan reacts after being crowned the new Miss America during the 2013 Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan. 12, 2013)

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Miss New York Mallory Hagan waves after she
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Miss New York Mallory Hagan waves after she was crowned Miss America 2013 in Las Vegas. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, left, and Miss
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Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, left, and Miss New York, Mallory Hytes Hagan, right, wait for the announcement of the winner during the Miss America 2013 pageant in Las Vegas. Hytes Hagan won the competition. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan, right, answers
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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan, right, answers a question with host Brooke Burke during the Miss America 2013 pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Georgia Leighton Jordan, center, congratulates Miss New
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Miss Georgia Leighton Jordan, center, congratulates Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan for winning the Miss America 2013 pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan. 13, 2013)

Contestants compete in the swimsuit portion of the
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Contestants compete in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

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Miss Illinois Megan Irvin competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Illinois Megan Irvin competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Ali Rogers, Miss South Carolina, competes in the
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Ali Rogers, Miss South Carolina, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Washington Mandy Schendel competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Washington Mandy Schendel competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Montana Alexis Wineman competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Montana Alexis Wineman competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Texas Danae Couch competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Texas Danae Couch competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan. 12, 2013)

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Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Utah Kara Arnold competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Utah Kara Arnold competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Tennessee Chandler Lawson competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Tennessee Chandler Lawson competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Alabama Anna Laura Bryan competes in the
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Miss Alabama Anna Laura Bryan competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

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Miss Maryland Joanna Guy competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Maryland Joanna Guy competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Indiana MerrieBeth Cox competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Indiana MerrieBeth Cox competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Florida Laura McKeeman competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Florida Laura McKeeman competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in
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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan.12, 2013)

Miss Kentucky Jessica Casebolt competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Kentucky Jessica Casebolt competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

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Miss Iowa Mariah Cary competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Iowa Mariah Cary competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Maryland Johanna Guy competes in the swimsuit
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Miss Maryland Johanna Guy competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan.12, 2013)

Laura McKeeman (L), Miss Florida, and Mariah Cary
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Laura McKeeman (L), Miss Florida, and Mariah Cary (R), Miss Iowa, congradulate Megan Ervin, Miss Illinois, as she reacts during the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

(L-R) Alyssa Murray, Miss Delaware, Allyn Rose, Miss
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(L-R) Alyssa Murray, Miss Delaware, Allyn Rose, Miss District of Columbia and Leighton Jordan, Miss Georgia hold hands during the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in
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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in the evening gown portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant in Las Vegas. Hytes Hagan was later crowned Miss America 2013. (Jan. 12, 2013)

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Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers competes in the
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Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers competes in the evening gown portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. Rogers was named first runner-up. (Jan. 12, 2013)

This photo, courtesy Miss America Organization, shows Miss
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This photo, courtesy Miss America Organization, shows Miss DC, Allyn Rose, during the Evening Wear portion of preliminary competition at the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan. 8, 2013)

Miss Illinois Megan Irvin competes in the evening
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Miss Illinois Megan Irvin competes in the evening gown portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Leah Cecil, Miss California, gives a thumbs up
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Leah Cecil, Miss California, gives a thumbs up as she takes a bite of a donut, which were passed out to eliminated contestants during the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

DaNae Couch, Miss Texas, competes in the talent
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DaNae Couch, Miss Texas, competes in the talent competition during the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

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Alicia Clifton, Miss Oklahoma, competes in the talent
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Alicia Clifton, Miss Oklahoma, competes in the talent competition during the 2013 Miss America pageant. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Miss Illinois Megan Ervin competes in the Miss
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Miss Illinois Megan Ervin competes in the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan.12, 2013)

This photo, courtesy Miss America Organization, shows Miss
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This photo, courtesy Miss America Organization, shows Miss DC, Allyn Rose, during the Evening Wear portion of preliminary competition at the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan. 8, 2013)

Miss America judge McKayla Maroney photographs herself onstage
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Miss America judge McKayla Maroney photographs herself onstage before the pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan.12, 2013)

Contestants compete in the Miss America 2013 pageant
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Contestants compete in the Miss America 2013 pageant in Las Vegas. (Jan. 12, 2013)

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Miss Washington Mandy Schendel, who took the trophy
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Miss Washington Mandy Schendel, who took the trophy for the third round of the Lifestyle and Fitness category after modeling a strapless white Catalina swimsuit during the preliminary rounds of the Miss America competition at the Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas. The 22-year-old from Newcastle, Wash., earned a $1,000 Amway scholarship for it. (Jan. 10, 2013)

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