I met Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2013 with the assistance of Lj Public Relations. We chatted for a couple minutes on Friday and Saturday and I we had a mini photo shoot. I was scheduled for a sit-down interview but due to last minute changes the answers below were provided via e-mail a few days later.
Miss America’s wearing:
Fascinator Hive Mind Millinery
Dresses Joseph Ribkoff
Q&A with Miss America
Q1- You grew up in a small town in Alabama (the southern US) then you moved to Brooklyn, NY. Numerous contrasts spring to mind. Can you
describe your initial impressions of your new home?
A1- I loved all of the culture in Brooklyn and that there were so many different nationalities represented.
Q2- Aside from Joseph Ribkoff are there any designers that make you melt inside?
A2- I love Ellie Saab and Rachel Zoe. Rachel’s clothing is so well-made and cut to perfection. I especially love her suits.
Q3- I imagine you work with a stylist for speaking engagements and social functions. Who did you select and what drew you to them?
A3- Unfortunately, Miss America does not get a stylist. I wish!
Q4- You’ve spent a substantial portion of your life competing in pageants. Now that you’ve won Miss America will you continue to compete or
will you transition into a new endeavor?
A4- The buck stops at Miss America! I will use my $50,000 in scholarship money to complete my degree in Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Q5- Do you have any advice you would like to share with young women following in your pageant footsteps?
A5- Be yourself. It sounds so cliché, but people can spot a fake a mile away. Win being YOU!
Thanks Miss Hagan!