Congratulations to Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss New York, now Miss America for 2013, and a fellow resident of Brooklyn (just down the street). Her introduction:
Sandy may have swept away our shores, but never our spirit. I’m Miss New York, Mallory Hagan.
UPDATE: She is originally from Opelika, Alabama, but came to New York in 2008 with the dream of becoming Miss America. Mission accomplished.