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Brooklyn woman crowned Miss America
- Duration 3:26
- Date Jan 15, 2013
Brooklyn woman crowned Miss America
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That's right she had a lot of personality -- five years ago Mallory -- moved to New York City from a small town in Alabama which is a suitcase in her hands in 1000 dollars today.
She joins us.
As the newly crowned Miss America 2013.
Great to see you and I was looking to be there.
Saturday night welcome to the family thank you above miss America's.
What do you what do you feel like when you hear them making fun of you could trust me throughout the rest of the -- -- matter what you say here what you do the -- a pick it up and turned in a million different ways according now I I think about I mean I was on Jimmy Fallon Conan O'Brien said my name so I'm -- I got -- you can -- let me tell you -- so you come to new York -- a thousand dollars in your pocket -- great stories about you is that people are gonna see you as somebody who picked yourself up and bootstraps and made something out of your life what's your message.
You know I I said -- in my interview it's the judges I was like you know I took the road less traveled and I didn't.
Do what I guess in society would consider the norm I didn't go -- high school to college and finish my degree and you know I just really wanted to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and I think that that's my message especially young girls as it's okay for you to take time to figure out what your passions going to be and education is extremely important but let's make sure that your.
Got going to school for what you want to do that you have a passion for what you're doing exactly and -- America's all about education the largest scholarship program in the world for women you win a 50000 dollar scholarship.
You're going to be talking a lot about stem.
Which is science technology engineering and math -- be -- with the secretary of education I know I'm so excited yes we.
We will perhaps -- end now Washington this coming weekend for.
Volunteering so we'll work with the community service -- on Sunday am really excited another big part of course of Miss America is the talent aspect of it.
You gave a dynamic.
Tap dance profane comments.
I mean it was amazing you -- personality from the stage let's.
Until I -- an agreement -- -- It might think well before you have time I didn't so this is just hit it up but I understand dancing -- you -- honestly from your family -- My my grandmother on the dance studio in Tennessee where I was originally.
Born and then I moved to Alabama Alaska to my mom over the dancing yet so I've gotten it from.
All -- We've been dancing for a long time another inspirational message I think you can -- this year.
Is the idea that.
You have not always -- this -- perfect image of -- I also struggled with my weight.
Jerry you are back when you competed a few years -- you know what.
What message do you give to young girls about you know -- and image -- You know I think that it used just have to take life.
Day by day you know I -- I moved tear it you know I was.
I had a thousand bucks in my pocket the cheapest place to eat -- McDonald's you know -- And as -- progressed and as I learned about how my body works and what was appropriate and what was I'm going to be the best thing for me to eat and how I can work.
Working out into my schedule.
I just -- it day by day and you know I I'd say it's I mean I struggle with every single day but it's really important to make healthy decisions so that you look a longer life.
You're gonna have fantastic you're you're just getting started Mallory -- Miss America 2013.
We wish you all the best and hope to see you frequently every time that you come to New York yes please all the -- -- Spain's.