By Michael Oleaga / m.oleaga@latinospost.com (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:11 PM EST

Miss Puerto Rico (Photo Credit: Miss America Organization).

Update: Miss New York 2013 wins the Miss America Pageant 2013

The Empire State is looking for a victory at the 92nd Miss America pageant, live from Las Vegas tonight.

The last time New York won the Miss America crown was in 1984 with Vanessa L. Williams becoming the first Black Miss America. Unfortunately, Williams' reign didn't last the full year as she resigned after Penthouse magazine published nude photos of the singer and actress. Her reign was turned over to Miss New Jersey Suzette Charles.

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Miss New York 2012 Mallory Hagan (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MalloryHaganNY).
Miss New York 2012 Mallory Hagan (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MalloryHaganNY).

Now in 2013, Miss York will be represented by Mallory Hytes Hagan, from Brooklyn. The 23-year-old became Miss New York 2012 after winning Miss New York City.

Heading to Las Vegas, Hagan's platform issue is Child Sexual Abuse Prevention.

As for her ambitions, Hagan hopes to obtain a degree in cosmetics and fragrance marketing and hopes to be a global marketing director for a cosmetics company in the future.

As Miss New York, Hagan will compete against 52 other contestants from the remaining 49 states as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington D.C.

New York has won the Miss America crown three times, with Bess Myerson in 1945 as Miss New York City, Tawny Elaine Godin in 1976, and then with Williams.

The 2013 Miss America pageant will be live on Saturday at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. A "20/20" special is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. EST, showcasing the behind the scenes preparations leading up to the pageant.

Photos of Other Contestants:

 

Miss America 2013 contestant DaNae Couch
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Miss America 2013 contestant DaNae Couch from Texas
Lexie Madden Miss Wyoming Miss America
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Miss America 2013 contestant Lexie Madden of Wyoming.
Miss Alaska: Debbe Jo Ebben Miss America
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Miss Alaska: Debbe Jo Ebben (Photo Credit: Miss America Organization).
Miss Maryland - Joanna Guy, Talent  Miss America
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Miss Maryland - Joanna Guy, Talent Night Two Winner (Photo Credit: Miss America Organization).
Miss America Miss Oklahoma - Alicia Clifton, Talent
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Miss Oklahoma - Alicia Clifton, Talent Night One Winner (Photo Credit: Miss America Organization)
Miss America Alexis Wineman Miss Montana
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Miss America contestant Alexis Wineman (Photo Credit: Twitter).
Miss America 2013 contestant Miss Montana 2012 Alexis Wineman
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Miss America 2013 contestant Miss Montana 2012
Miss America Miss Wisconsin Kate Gorman
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Miss America 2013 contestant Kate Gorman of Wisconsin
Miss America 2013 contestant Ali Rogers of South Carolina
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Miss America 2013 contestant Ali Rogers of South Carolina
Miss Minnesota Siri Freeh Miss America
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Miss Minnesota Siri Freeh (Photo Credit: Miss America Organization).
Miss Rhode Island Kelsey Fournier Miss America
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Miss Rhode Island Kelsey Fournier (Photo Credit: Miss America Organization).
Miss America Miss Alabama
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Miss Alabama Anna Bryana

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The Other 52 Contestants for Miss America 2013:

Miss Alabama: Anna Laura Bryan
Miss Alaska: Debbe Jo Ebben
Miss Arizona: Piper Stoeckel
Miss Arkansas: Sloane Roberts
Miss California: Leah Cecil
Miss Colorado: Hannah Porter
Miss Connecticut: Emily Audibert
Miss Delaware: Alyssa Murray
Miss District of Columbia: Allyn Rose
Miss Florida: Laura McKeeman
Miss Georgia: Leighton Jordan
Miss Hawaii: Skyler Kamaka
Miss Idaho: Whitney Wood
Miss Illinois: Megan Ervin
Miss Indiana: Merrie Beth Cox
Miss Iowa: Mariah Cary
Miss Kansas: Sloane Lewis
Miss Kentucky: Jessica Casebolt
Miss Louisiana: Lauren Vizza
Miss Maine: Molly Bouchard
Miss Maryland: Joanna Guy
Miss Minnesota Siri Freeh
Miss Massachusetts: Taylor Kinzler
Miss Michigan: Angela Venditti
Miss Minnesota: Siri Freeh
Miss Mississippi: Marie Wicks
Miss Missouri: Tippe Emmott

Miss Montana: Alexis Wineman
Miss Nebraska: Mariah Cook
Miss Nevada: Randi Sundquist
Miss New Hampshire: Megan Lyman
Miss New Jersey: Lindsey Petrosh
Miss New Mexico: Candice Bennatt
Miss North Carolina: Arlie Honeycutt
Miss North Dakota: Rosie Sauvageau
Miss Ohio: Elisa McCracken
Miss Oklahoma: Alicia Clifton
Miss Oregon: Nicole Mead
Miss Pennsylvania: Jordyn Colao
Miss Puerto Rico: Kiaraliz Media
Miss Rhode Island: Kelsey Fournier
Miss South Carolina: Ali Rogers
Miss South Dakota: Calista Kirby
Miss Tennessee: Chandler Lawson
Miss Texas: DaNae Couch
Miss Utah: Kara Arnold
Miss Vermont: Chelsea Ingram
Miss Virgin Islands: Aniska Tonge
Miss Virginia: Rosemary Willis
Miss Washington: Mandy Schendel
Miss West Virginia: Kaitlin Gates
Miss Wisconsin: Kate Gorman
Miss Wyoming: Lexie Madden

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