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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:50 PM

Brooklyn resident wins Miss America crown

Source: AP-Excite

By HANNAH DREIER

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 23-year-old contestant from Brooklyn, N.Y., won the title of Miss America in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Mallory Hagan won the beauty pageant after tap dancing to James Brown's "Get Up Off of That Thing" and answering a question about whether armed guards belong in grade schools by saying we should not fight violence with violence.

Hagan defeated Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, who took second, and Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, who finished third.

Hagan wins a $50,000 college scholarship and gets the crown for one year. Her platform was stopping child sexual abuse.

FULL story at link.



Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20130113/DA3P3CQG2.html





Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, right, reacts with Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers as she is crowned Miss America 2013 on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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Reply Brooklyn resident wins Miss America crown (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2013 OP
elleng Jan 2013 #1
trof Jan 2013 #8
bamacrat Jan 2013 #11
1983law Jan 2013 #19
trof Jan 2013 #23
d_r Jan 2013 #26
bamacrat Jan 2013 #29
d_r Jan 2013 #30
bamacrat Jan 2013 #31
d_r Jan 2013 #32
bamacrat Jan 2013 #33
alfredo Jan 2013 #2
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #15
alfredo Jan 2013 #17
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #18
alfredo Jan 2013 #20
rocktivity Jan 2013 #3
alfredo Jan 2013 #22
alp227 Jan 2013 #4
Prometheus Bound Jan 2013 #12
Yavin4 Jan 2013 #5
pacalo Jan 2013 #6
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #7
trof Jan 2013 #9
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #10
trof Jan 2013 #24
monmouth3 Jan 2013 #13
samsingh Jan 2013 #14
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #16
RebelOne Jan 2013 #21
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #28
LanternWaste Jan 2013 #34
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #25
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #27

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:52 PM

1. YAAAAY BROOKLYN!!!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:53 AM

8. By way of Alabama.

Mallory Hytes Hagan, an Alabama woman competing as Miss New York, won the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas Saturday night.

Hagan, 23, earned the title of Miss New York City and then Miss New York while a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She grew up in Opelika and attended Auburn University, but now lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She had also competed in the Miss Alabama Pageant several years ago.
http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/01/alabama_native_mallory_hagan_c.html

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Response to trof (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:56 AM

11. We grow them right down here.

Sucks she went to Auburn, but someone positively representing our state is what ever way is always good.

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Response to bamacrat (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:02 PM

19. Pretty girl

 

Yes, I'll have to apologize for that.

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Response to bamacrat (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:18 PM

23. I'll cut her some slack on that one. She knows who to date.

A.J. McCarron.
UA quarterback.

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Response to trof (Reply #23)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:19 PM

26. different girl

Or else, McCarron's girlfriend, Katherine Webb who is Miss Alabama in the Miss USA pageant is going to be jealous that he also is dating Mallary Hagan, the winner of the Miss America pageant.

A friend of mine (who is a few years younger than me) was this young lady's preschool teacher; another friend from college was a friend..of her mother. Way to feel like you getting old.

It is kind of pitiful that someone would actually say "sucks she went to Auburn." Residents of a state that has as many pratfalls as Alabama should be proud to have two excellent public universities in the state. As the land grant institution, Auburn benefits the working and poor people in that state in many ways.

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Response to d_r (Reply #26)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:32 AM

29. Purely a football thing there.

No need to try and find a slight against the poor or whatever you are trying to do there. Auburn is a good veterinary school..... but with that being said, sucks she went to Auburn.

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Response to bamacrat (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:05 PM

30. well, yeah, football

is reason enough to say it sucks she went to the land grant school in your state that you pay taxes for and that educates thousands of citizens of your state. Got to have priorities.

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Response to d_r (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:09 PM

31. I went to Bama so therefore Auburn sucks..

Don't really care how Auburn came to be or what it does. It is the cow college down the road and will always play little sister to Alabama. I'm not downing it as an educational institution even though they almost lost their accreditation a few years back. Education is what it is, doesn't change a lot year to year, but football does. You obviously are not from Alabama if you don't understand this. Barners say the same about us...well except for the little sister thing.

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Response to bamacrat (Reply #31)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:50 PM

32. Actually, I have two degrees from Auburn

and work for the University of Tennessee. From my perspective, a university such as Auburn is a huge benefit to the state of Alabama, as is the University of Alabama. But I'm just a barner.

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Response to d_r (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:38 PM

33. Congrats to you!

The rivalry with UT isn't what it used to be now that Fulmer is gone. But, again I am not, in this thread, concerned with what Auburn means to the state or whatever. This is about football. But, from an educational standpoint I'm sure Auburn is a fine institution and a bastion of higher learning. Roll Tide.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:34 AM

2. They had a baton twirler AND a tap dancer? Wow! I'm impressed.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:33 PM

15. Yes...

she did pick a good song, though.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:20 PM

17. Usually I play "spot the boob job", but I didn't have the stomach for it this year.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:54 PM

18. Spot the bleach blonde...

nah, that is too easy.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:20 PM

20. Even if you guess, chances are good. I was around pageants as a kid.

It's all about the mother.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:21 AM

3. She tap danced to James Brown?




JAMES BROWN can't even tap dance to James Brown!




rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:31 PM

22. I've lost the will to live

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:11 AM

4. What beauty pageant? I was watching the 49ers!

I live out west so I could have watched the pageant after the game but instead listened to Pat Thurston. The way I learned about the result was hearing the ABC News Radio bulletin at 9pm...ironically the time when the pageant was to be shown tape delayed on my local ABC station! In any case I think the Packers/49ers game got higher ratings than Miss America.

Now let me crash the party with my usual skeptical-minded anti-pageant rant.

So Hagan wants to end child abuse and is a good dancer? Good on her and congrats on the college scholarship! But of course my usual pet peeve, why the F___ should LOOKS be a condition to be a winner? What about all the average-looking, average-income women out there who've got talent and reams yet will never get to stand on the same stage as these pampered, over-privileged brats? The truth is: to be "Miss America" is HARDLY an accomplishment but rather an accident of lucky genes. Will employers read a resume with "Miss America", "Miss Some-Rural-County-In-the-Heartland", etc. and immediately pick up the phone with excitement? NO! Beauty pageants are the shame of America (and other countries in the world that sanction them), by being a self-celebration of the Lucky DNA Club. Instead of celebrating people because they look better than others, why not celebrate people who devote themselves to the betterment of all humankind or who contribute great, useful, groundbreaking ideas in the intellectual or technological fields.

Oh, call me a chauvinistic MRA, but I wonder why society prefers celebrating the beauty of women but not of men. It's not throwing men under the bus rather it's a consequence of the Religion of Gender Roles, where women are expected to be passive eye candy while men are the full human beings.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 09:00 AM

12. Well you got me nodding my head in agreement.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:26 AM

5. And She Wasn't Even Being Ironic! n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 05:06 AM

6. I didn't see the show, but you know what -- I like her!

She looks like my kind of people :

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:46 AM

7. Hurray for a New York winner.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:55 AM

9. Well, kinda...

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Response to trof (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:51 AM

10. yeah

I know. I know.
Real beauty is on the inside.
Sometimes ya gotta to get their attention first.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:33 PM

24. Uh...We 'grew' her in Alabama.

But y'all are welcome.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:44 AM

13. That look on her face makes her an absolute winner for me. Awesome..n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:03 PM

14. yay

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:35 PM

16. Another fake blonde wins...

I am surprised, I'll tell you.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:28 PM

21. She does not look like a fake blonde in the photo.

Get your eyes checked. What is wrong with fake blondes? I am one.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:41 PM

28. Because if you are white...

and blonde you have an easier chance to win because that is what is crammed down our throats as the definition of beauty.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 02:46 PM

34. Which prompts many to presume a bleach job for some reason.

Which prompts many to presume a bleach job for some reason.

Maybe it's the worst they come up with to slam someone they don't know-- but of course, that too would be predicated on looks also. But I suppose we often indict others for the same actions we find wholly benign in ourselves.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 07:47 PM

25. Did she say"Yo! It's MY fuckin' crown-you got a problem?"?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:30 PM

27. I'm not a fan of beauty pageants, but that is a really cute pic.

You could fit BOTH her fists in that gaping maw, lol.

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