N.Y. Takes The Crown at Miss America
LAS VEGAS,NV--23--year-old Mallory Hagan wins the title of Miss America.
The Brooklyn, N.Y. native won the title last night after tap dancing to James Brown's "Get Up Off a That Thing" and answering questions about whether armed guards belong in grade schools.
Her platform issues focused on child sexual abuse prevention.
Hagan defeated Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, who took second, and Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, who finished third.
Miss N.Y. won a $50,000 college scholarship and gets the crown for one year.
She is expected to spend her title reign on a nationwide speaking tour and raising money for her official charity, Children's Miracle Network.