Why Are So Many Miss America Winners from the South?

If you haven't been paying attention, the newest Miss America of 2013, Mallory Hagan, lives in Brooklyn. But before you get to reeling from the notion that the epicenter of "all things ironic and progressive" could produce something so quaint, so old-fashioned, so retrograde, take comfort in knowing that she's actually… » 1/18/13 6:00pm 1/18/13 6:00pm

Miss America Lives in Park Slope, Probably Owns $200 Yoga Pants and…

This past Saturday, Miss New York Mallory Hagan was crowned the winner at the 2013 Miss America Pageant, marking the first time a contestant from the Empire State has won since Vanessa Williams was given the title nearly 3 decades ago. Stranger still, Hagan doesn't hail from Poughkeepsie or Rochester (no offense to the … » 1/14/13 1:10pm 1/14/13 1:10pm