Sunday, January 13, 2013
Miss America Title Winner Has Been Crowned
A 23-year old blonde from Broklyne, N Y, won the Miss America title on Satureday night, after deftly dealing with a question about armed guards in schools and raising the issue of sexual child abuse in her contestant plateform. En route to her victory in Las Vegas peagant Hallory Hagan tap danced to James Brown's "Get Up off that thing" strutted down the runway in an asymterical white gown, and donned a revealing black string bikini. She defeated Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, who took second and Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, who ranked third. Hagan wins a $ 50,000 college scholarship and a year as instant celebrity and role model to many girls. Her platform, the issue she will promote during her reign will be to fight against child sexual abuse. Hagan said she will work for making child abuse education mandatory in all 50 states. "It is something that I can change for the next generation". She was good enough in the preliminary contests for the 92nd annual Miss America pageant to be chosen as one of the 16 semifinals who move on to compete in the main show. Her bid lasted through swimsuits, evening wear and talent competitions that saw cuts after every round. Hagan defeated titleholders from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands. Several of her competitors had grabbed headlines this year because of their backstories. Miss District of Columbia plans to undergo a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk mof breast cancer that killed her mother and grandmother. During the opening number at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino at the Las Vegas strip, when all the queens gave short quips about their states, Hadan referred to last year's superstorm, " Sandy may have swept our shores but never out spirits."