A NEW QUEEN REIGNS SUPREME IN BROOKLYN

Mallory Hagan Wins Miss Brooklyn 2010; Joelle Bracco is Brooklyn’s New Outstanding Teen

BROOKLYN, NY — March 30, 2010—There’s a new queen in the borough of Kings. On Sunday, March 28th, at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Mallory Hagan was crowned the Miss Brooklyn 2010 (www.missbrooklyn.org). A resident of Bedford Stuyvesant, Ms. Hagan, beat out a formidable field of 9 to take the crown and title in one of New York’s early preliminary pageants for Miss America.

When asked what impact she would like to leave as Miss Brooklyn, Mallory stated, “As Miss Brooklyn, I would prefer to leave a legacy of the Organization, not of myself. If I can convince one girl to be confident enough to become interested in (competing for) Miss New York and the wonderful attributes of Miss America, my legacy will be in my investment in this Organization.”

With a platform promoting the Dove: Campaign for Real Beauty, Ms. Hagan tap danced, sashayed and confidently interviewed her way to her new title which was passed on from outgoing queen, Keelie Sheridan of Sheepshead Bay.

Also crowned Sunday was Joelle Bracco, Brooklyn’s new Outstanding Teen. The “junior” division of Miss America, the Outstanding Teen competition promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America’s teens. Miss Bracco will continue the tradition by promoting her platform of promoting Diabetes Awareness throughout Brooklyn over the next year.

“We had some extraordinary talent this year, the most competitive for the Brooklyn Pageant this far,” says Amaris Acosta, Executive Director for Miss Brooklyn. “The strength of any organization is the ability to seek and attract new talent, and I am proud to say that over half of our contestants at Miss Brooklyn were first-time competitors.”

For more information about the Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Organization or their titleholders, please visit http://www.missbrooklyn.org.

ABOUT MISS BROOKLYN

The Miss America Scholarship Program has returned to Brooklyn! Scholarships are awarded to young women pursuing a higher education and who live, attend college or work in the five boroughs of New York City. Through the Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Program, young women are provided with the opportunity to achieve their educational aspirations through scholarship awards—a tradition first established by the Miss America scholarship fund. Today, educational advancement, achievement, and public services continue to be the primary objectives for the Miss America Organization, Miss New York Organization, and the Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Program in the face of changing roles for women in American society. For more information about the Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Organization, visit http://www.MissBrooklyn.org.

ABOUT MISS AMERICA

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.

MISS BROOKLYN 2010 COURT

• Miss Brooklyn Mallory Hagan
• 1st Runner Up Amanda Mobely
• 2nd Runner Up Aubrie Fennecken
• 3rd Runner Up Teresa Lee
• 4th Runner Up Christina Moore

• Talent Winner (Tie) Mallory Hagan
Christina Moore

• Fitness & Swimsuit Winner Amanda Mobely

Mallory Hagan and Joelle Bracco

left to right: Aubrie Fennecken, Amanda Mobley, Mallory Hagan, Teresa Lee and Christina Moore

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