PHOTOS: Miss America winners, yesterday and today
Miss New York Mallory Hagan is crowned Miss America 2013 by Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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.
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2004 file photo, former Miss America Ericka Dunlap, left, crowns Miss Alabama Deidre Downs, as Miss America 2005, during the Miss America Competition at the Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Brian Branch-Price)
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: