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Miss America 2013

Miss America 2013
Date January 12, 2013
Presenters Chris Harrison and Brooke Burke-Charvet[1]
Venue PH Live, Paradise, Nevada
Broadcaster ABC
Entrants 53
Winner Mallory Hagan
New York

Miss America 2013 was the 86th Miss America pageant held at the PH Live on the Las Vegas Strip, in Paradise, Nevada on January 12, 2013. Miss America 2012 winner Laura Kaeppeler from Wisconsin crowned her successor Mallory Hagan from New York.[2] All 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, competed for the prestigious title as the pageant was broadcast live on ABC across the U.S.[3]



Final Results Contestant
Miss America 2013
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
  • Iowa – Mariah Cary
Top 10
Top 12
Top 16


* – America's Choice
** – Saved by judges to compete in final competition.


Preliminary Awards

Awards Contestant
Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness
Preliminary Talent

Quality of Life Awards

Awards Contestant
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up

Other awards

Awards Contestant
America's Choice
Fourpoints Award
Miracle Maker Award
Non-Finalist Talent
Non-Finalist Interview
Miss Congeniality
Duke of Edinburgh Awards


  • The Miss America 2013 contestants are:
State Name Hometown Age Talent Placement Special awards Notes
Alabama Anna Laura Bryan[4] Decatur 23 Vocal Top 12
Alaska Debbe Ebben[5] Chugiak 23 Piano
Arizona Piper Stoeckel[6] Prescott 23 Dance
Arkansas Sloane Roberts[7] Rison 19 Tap Dance Previously Miss Arkansas's Outstanding Teen 2008; 2nd RU Miss America's Outstanding Teen, 2008 Talent and Evening Gown Prelim Award
California Leah Cecil[8] Garden Grove 22 Classical Harp Contestant at National Sweetheart 2011
Colorado Hannah Porter[9] Denver 24 Tap Dance Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2011
Connecticut Emily Audibert[10] Wolcott 21 Lyrical Dance
Delaware Alyssa Murray Selbyville 20 Jazz Dance Previously Delaware's Junior Miss 2010
District of Columbia Allyn Rose Washington D.C 24 Artistic Roller Skating Previously Miss Maryland USA 2011 & Top 8 at Miss USA 2011
Florida Laura McKeeman[11] St. Petersburg 24 Ballet en Pointe Top 16 Miss Pinellas County 2012, Miss St. Petersburg 2011, Miss Suncoast 2010, Fox Sports College Football & Tampa Bay Rays Sideline Reporter
Georgia Leighton Jordan[12] Suwanee 20 Ballet en Pointe
Hawaii Skyler Kamaka[13] Kaneohe 21 Hula
Idaho Whitney Wood Idaho Falls 19 Piano
Illinois Megan Ervin[14] Rushville 23 Contemporary Dance Top 10 Contestant at National Sweetheart 2011
Indiana MerrieBeth Cox Roselle, IL 22 Baton Twirling Top 12 Previously Miss Illinois's Outstanding Teen 2007; Currently serves as Purdue University's Golden Girl
Iowa Mariah Cary Muscatine 20 Tap Dance 4th Runner-Up Previously Little Miss Iowa and Junior Miss Iowa
Kansas Sloane Lewis Norwich 21 Piano
Kentucky Jessica Casebolt[15] Pikeville 20 Vocal Top 16
Louisiana Lauren Vizza Shreveport 22 Dance
Maine Molly Bouchard Caribou 21 Classical Vocal Previously Maine's Junior Miss 2008
Maryland Joanna Guy[16] Swanton 21 Vocal Top 10 Previously Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2008; Preliminary Sportswear Award, Academic Life Award and 3rd Runner-Up at Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2008
Massachusetts Taylor Kinzler Lakeville 20 Vocal Previously Miss Massachusetts's Outstanding Teen 2008; Contestant at National Sweetheart 2010
Michigan Angela Venditti Shelby Township 24 Tap Dance
Minnesota Siri Freeh Lake Park 23 Lyrical Dance
Mississippi Marie Wicks[17] Ocean Springs 23 Piano
Missouri Tippe Emmott[18] Branson 22 Ballet en Pointe 1st Runner-up at National Sweetheart 2011
Montana Alexis Wineman Cut Bank 18 Comedic Monologue Top 16 First contestant diagnosed with autism.[19]
Nebraska Mariah Cook Chadron 23 Piano
Nevada Randi Sundquist[20] Elko 23 Contemporary Jazz
New Hampshire Megan Lyman[21] Gilford 21 Tap Dance Previously Miss New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen 2008; Contestant at National Sweetheart 2010
New Jersey Lindsey Petrosh Egg Harbor City 23 Vocal Previously Miss New Jersey's Outstanding Teen 2006
New Mexico Candice Bennatt Reidoso 23 Contemporary Jazz Later Miss Louisiana USA 2015
New York Mallory Hagan[22] Brooklyn 24 Tap Dance Miss America 2013
North Carolina Arlie Honeycutt Garner 20 Vocal
North Dakota Rosie Sauvageau Fargo 24 Vocal and Piano
Ohio Elissa McCracken[23] Ada 21 Piano
Oklahoma Alicia Clifton[24] Oklahoma City 21 Tap Dance 2nd runner-up Previously Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen 2008; Top 10 at Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2008
Oregon Nichole Mead[25] Newport 24 Contemporary Dance Contestant at National Sweetheart 2011
Pennsylvania Jordyn Colao Millcreek Township 22 Tap Dance
Puerto Rico Kiaraliz Medina Moca, Puerto Rico 20 Flamenco Dancing
Rhode Island Kelsey Fournier Pawtucket 23 Jazz Dance Cheerleader for the New England Patriots
South Carolina Ali Rogers[26] Laurens 20 Piano 1st runner-up Previously Miss South Carolina's Outstanding Teen 2009; Top 10 at Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2009
South Dakota Calista Kirby Brookings 24 Tumbling Contestant at National Sweetheart 2011
Tennessee Chandler Lawson Chattanooga 22 Vocal Top 10 Contestant at National Sweetheart 2011, Previously Tennessee's Junior Miss 2008
Texas DaNae Couch[27] Coppell 24 Twirling Top 10
Utah Kara Arnold Bountiful 22 Piano Top 16 Previously Miss Davis County 2012
Vermont Chelsea Ingram St. Johnsbury 23 Opera
Virgin Islands Aniska Tonge[28] St. Thomas 21 Vocal
Virginia Rosemary Willis[29] Chesapeake 22 Vocal
Washington Mandy Schendel[30] Newcastle 22 Vocal Top 10 Previously Miss Washington Teen USA 2008
West Virginia Kaitlin Gates Bridgeport 20 Vocal Previously Miss West Virginia's Outstanding Teen 2006
Wisconsin Kathryn Bess Gorman[31] Onalaska 23 Vocal
Wyoming Lexie Madden Torrington 21 Piano 3rd runner-up Previously Wyoming's Junior Miss 2009


  • Miss Oregon - Nichole Mead was originally the first runner-up but later was crowned Miss Oregon 2012 to replace the original winner Rachel Berry, who resigned due to concerns over length of residency.


The seven judges for the competition were:[32]


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  17. ^ "Miss Mississippi 2012 is Marie Wicks". Beauty Pageant News. July 1, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Tippe Emmott crowned Miss Missouri 2012". Mexico Ledger. June 11, 2012. 
  19. ^ Adams, Rebecca (January 10, 2013). "See Miss America Pageant's First Contestant With Autism". Huffington Post. 
  20. ^ "Miss Nevada 2012, Randi Sundquist". Beauty Pageant News. July 3, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Road to Miss America 2013 : meet Miss New Hampshire". Global Beauties. April 29, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Mallory Hagan Crowned Miss New York 2012". Beauty Pageant News. June 17, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  23. ^ "McCracken Crowned Miss Ohio 2012". Beauty Pageant News. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Road to Miss America 2013 : Miss Oklahoma crowned". Global Beauties. June 10, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Nichole Mead is the new Miss Oregon 2012". Beauty Pageant News. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Ali Rogers Crowned Miss South Carolina 2012". Beauty Pageant News. July 17, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Miss Texas 2012 is Danae Couch". Beauty Pageant News. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Aniska Tonge Crowned Miss Virgin Islands 2012". Beauty Pageant News. August 12, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Miss Virginia 2012 is Rosemary Willis". Beauty Pageant News. June 30, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Mandy Schendel Crowned Miss Washington 2012". Beauty Pageant News. July 8, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Kate Gorman Crowned Miss Wisconsin 2012". Beauty Pageant News. June 17, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Miss America: Press Releases: 2013 Miss America National Judges Announcement". Miss America Organization. December 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 

External links

  • Miss America official website
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