Miss New York Mallory Hagan crowned Miss America

Posted at 11:55 PM, Jan 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-13 00:36:48-05
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Miss New York Mallory Hagan is crowned Miss America Saturday night in Las Vegas. (Miss America pageant photo)

There she is, Miss America! And she’s from Brooklyn!

Miss New York Mallory Hagan won the annual beauty pageant in Las Vegas Saturday night. The 23-year-old Alabama native who now attends Fashion Institute of Technology and lives in Park Slope, scooped up a $50,000 college scholarship, and brought the crown to the Empire State.

She’ll spend the next year championing her cause — ending the sexual abuse of children– while touring the country.

The beauty-pageant battle came down to between her and Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers.