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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.
Miss America is in a New York state of mind.
Mallory Hagan of New York City won the 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.
By capturing the crown, Hagan receives a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run as an advocate and role model.
Here, in images, is a look at some of the present and past winners:
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2010 file photo, host Mario Lopez watches Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron react after being crowned Miss America 2010 by Miss America 2009 Katie Stam in Las Vegas. ((AP Photo/Eric Jamison))
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2011 file photo, Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska is crowned Miss America 2011 during the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. Contestants from every state are competing for the Miss America crown Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, an honor that carries with it a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run as an advocate and role model. The winner will go on tour, speaking to groups around the country and raising money for the Children's Miracle Network, the organization's official charity. ((AP Photo/Julie Jacobson))
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler reacts after being crowned Miss America at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. ((AP Photo/Eric Jamison))