Two weeks after being crowned Miss America 2013, Mallory Hagan returned to Brooklyn, NY, the borough she calls home, to sing the National Anthem before the Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat game.
She sounded amazing, yes, but looked even more amazing in a black-and-white striped bodycon ensemble.
Being crowned Miss America is a life driven by public appearances, making the age old question—“What to wear?”—ten times more difficult to answer. When immediately catapulted into a role as the “face” of the nation, it’s only right that mannerisms and appearance follow into that spotlight. Recognizing that Miss America is indeed a “traveling icon of American beauty,” Canadian brand Joseph Ribkoff is the official wardrobe designer to Miss America and has been so for the past five years.
According to Ribkoff, the brand chose the Miss America Organization as its nonprofit of choice because of its values and direct philanthropy to women. “They have a wonderful selection and variety,” Hagan said of Ribkoff’s line. She also noted that the black-and-white dress worked well for her appearance at the Nets game. With over 3000 independent retailers in over 40 international markets selling its 300-plus collections, Joseph Ribkoff is a global design house, fit for the new face of the global nation of America.
Photo Source: Jonathan Moffie
Writer Source: Sierra Leone Starks