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Miss New York Mallory Hagan waves after she was crowned Miss America 2013 on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Miss Maryland Johanna Guy competes in the swimsuit portion Miss America pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Miss Indiana MerrieBeth Cox competes in the Miss America pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Miss Illinois Megan Ervin competes in the Miss America pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Miss America judge McKayla Maroney photographs herself onstage before the pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss Washington Mandy Schendel who took the trophy for the third round of the Lifestyle and Fitness category after modeling a strapless white Catalina swimsuit on Thursday. Jan. 10, 2013, at the Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas. The 22-year-old from Newcastle, Wash., earned a $1,000 Amway scholarship for it.

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This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss North Dakota Rosie Sauvageau took top honors Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, after her piano and vocal rendition of "To Make You Feel My Love." The 24-year-old from Fargo, N.D., will take home a $2,000 Amway scholarship from the competition at Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas.

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This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss DC, Allyn Rose, during the Evening Wear portion of preliminary competition at the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Win or lose, Saturday's Miss America competition will be Rose's last pageant. The 24-year-old plans to undergo a double mastectomy after the event as a preventative measure to reduce her chances of developing the disease that killed her mother, grandmother and great aunt.

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This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss DC, Allyn Rose, during the Swimsuit portion of preliminary competition at the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

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This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss DC, Allyn Rose, during preliminary competition at the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Win or lose, Saturday's Miss America competition will be Rose's last pageant. The 24-year-old plans to undergo a double mastectomy after the event as a preventative measure to reduce her chances of developing the disease that killed her mother, grandmother and great aunt.

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This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss Maryland Joanna Guy took top honors Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, after singing "I Dreamed a Dream" at the Miss America preliminary competition at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The 21-year-old from Swanton, Md., will take home a $2,000 Amway scholarship.

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This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss Illinois Megan Ervin took the trophy for the second round of the Lifestyle and Fitness category Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, after modeling a Catalina swimsuit at the Miss America preliminary competition at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The 23-year-old from Rushville, Ill., earned a $1,000 Amway scholarship for it.

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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.

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Miss New York Mallory Hagan is crowned Miss America 2013 by Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Miss Georgia Leighton Jordan, center, congratulates Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan for winning the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Miss Illinois Megan Irvin competes in the evening gown portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Miss Tennessee Chandler Lawson competes in the talent portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers competes in the evening gown portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. Rogers was named first runner-up.

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Miss Florida Laura McKeeman competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Miss Iowa Mariah Cary competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Miss Kentucky Jessica Casebolt competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Contestants compete in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas

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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in the talent portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. Hytes Hagan won the competition.

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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan competes in the talent portion of the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. Hytes Hagan won the competition.

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Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, left, and Miss New York, Mallory Hytes Hagan, right, wait for the announcement of the winner during the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. Hytes Hagan won the competition.

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Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan, right, answers a question with host Brooke Burke during the Miss America 2013 pageant on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. Hytes Hagan was later crowned Miss America 2013.

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Gallery updated: 1/13/2013 3:23 PM

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A 23-year-old contestant from Brooklyn, N.Y., has won the title of Miss America. Mallory Hagan won the Las Vegas beauty pageant Saturday night 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.
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