Miss America attends inauguration despite the cold
By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer January 21, 2013 12:58PM
Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan arrives at the OurTime.org Inaugural Youth Ball Generation Now Party on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Washington. (Photo by Nick Wass/Invision/AP)
Updated: January 21, 2013 2:40PM
WASHINGTON — Miss America Mallory Hagan says she made it to the inauguration on Monday despite the chilly weather.
In an interview Saturday, Hagan had said she wasn’t sure if she would attend President Barack Obama’s public swearing-in ceremony Monday even though she had a ticket because “it’s going to be freezing.”
But on Monday she tweeted a photo of herself from the inauguration wrapped in a blue scarf with the words “bundled up!” She later tweeted that she was “proud to be an American.”
Hagan, a 23-year-old Alabama native who lives in New York, won the Miss America title earlier this month.