Las Vegas, Nevada — Miss New York, Mallory Hytes Hagan, was crowned 2013 Miss America Saturday night at Planet Hollywood. Miss Wyoming, Lexie Madden (at left), a native of Torrington, was third runner-up.
Fourth runner-up: Miss Iowa Mariah Cary
Third runner-up: Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden
Second runner-up: Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton
Runner-up: Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers
Miss America is Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan
The 23-year-old Hagan’s hometown is Brooklyn and she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her platform issue is child sexual abuse prevention and she plans to obtain a degree in cosmetics and fragrance marketing, according to her bio, with an eye toward a career in global cosmetics marketing. She was tops with the judges in the swimsuit competition during Saturday night’s show, and she performed a tap dance to James Brown’s Get Up Offa That Thing. Among the prizes awarded to Miss America is a $50,000 college scholarship.