Miss America Mallory Hagan unsure about attending inauguration
Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan arrives at the OurTime.org Inaugural Youth Ball Generation Now Party on Jan. 19, 2013, in Washington. / Nick Wass/Invision/AP
WASHINGTON Mallory Hagan says her first week as Miss America has been amazing, but she's not sure she's going to Inauguration Day because of the weather.
The 23-year-old said in an interview Saturday that it may be too cold to attend President Barack Obama's public swearing in ceremony on Monday.
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Hagan said she has a ticket and is "in the middle of deciding" if she'll go because "it's going to be freezing."
She spoke at an event for OurTime.org, which featured will.i.am and John Legend.
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Hagan won the Miss America title in Las Vegas last week, after tap dancing to a James Brown tune, answering a question about gun violence in schools and raising the issue of child sexual abuse in her contestant platform. She was born in Alabama, but moved to New York at 18. She was named Miss New York last year and lives in Brooklyn.
She also said she feels "overwhelmed, excited, humbled" after having the crown for a week.
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