Sunday, January 13, 2013
There She Is...
Crowned: Mallory Hagan, Miss New York becoming the new Miss America, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas
Last night, a new Miss America was crowned: she was Miss New York Mallory Hagan, 23, from Brooklyn New York. The 92nd (!!) Miss America pageant took place at PH Live/Planet Hollywood Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the same venue where the Miss Universe 2012 pageant occurred last month.In terms of a TV show/production, I actually think the Miss America pageant was better--highlighting more of Las Vegas, all its offerings and I also thought the surprise inclusion of a "Judges Favorite" in the top 15 (thereby making it 16 total) was great and the quick final Q & A was wonderful as well.
Miss America 2013 contestants, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas
Hagan defeated Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, who took second, and Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, who finished third and MissWyoming Lexie Madden and Miss Iowa Mariah Cary, who ended fourth and fifth respectively.
Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan takes her first triumphant walk--PH Live/Planet Hollywood Theater
The new Miss America wins a $50,000 college scholarship and gets the crown for one year. Her platform was stopping child sexual abuse.She is expected to spend her title reign on a nationwide speaking tour and raising money for the Children's Miracle Network, the organization's official charity.
Swimsuit Queen: Mallory Hagan, the new Miss America, during the Miss America 2013 Swimsuit portion of the pageant
Gown Score: 9.4
My Best-to-Not So Best Gowns of Miss America 2013 Finals:
Gown Score: 9.7
In terms of a Gown Score for Miss Tennessee, I give her a 9.7.
Gown Score: 9.5
Gown Score: 9.3
Gown Score: 9.2
It reminded me a lot of the gown worn by Miss New York USA Johanna Sambucini at Miss USA 2012 Preliminaries--I liked this one above better (looks like it's from the same gown designer/maker...Sherri Hill perhaps?)
Speaking of...McKayla Maroney, 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast was one of the judges and I swear Miss Maryland could have been her sister! In terms of her gown, it was white, had delicate crystals and yes, that one sleeve detail. Again, it was very Figure Skating Costume and well, just cute. Not oustanding but cute.
Gown Score: 9.0
Gown Score: 8.9
Gown Score: 8.8
Gown Score: 8.5
Gown Score: 8.0
Gown Score: 7.5