It was Friday, February 8th... I was writing a few notes, and thinking about my upcoming phone interview with Miss America 2013, Mallory Hagan. Mallory was in California getting ready to host a very special invitation-only event the following day presented by the Hub Television Network , and celebrating the all new "Coronation" episode of Hub's popular animated hit series "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic" where Twilight Sparkle becomes a Princess!
The Coronation Concert, was being held at the beautiful Historic Brentwood Theater, and would be presenting (Quote) "a live musical show, an interactive screening, and sing-a-long in support of The Children's Hospital in Los Angeles."
The actual broadcast airing of the episode when Twilight Sparkle becomes a princess would take place a week later on Saturday, Feb. 16th at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT, and Mallory would also be doing some commentary throughout that program.
The whole theme of Twilight Sparkle becoming a Princess got me thinking....I wondered how Mallory felt when she was crowned and became Miss America! That was one question I was looking forward to asking her.
I was still pondering that thought when the phone rang! From the moment I answered the call and said, "Hello", I knew this would be a very special interview!
After being introduced to a couple of people, including a gentleman from the Hub Television Network, I met Mallory Hagen, our newly crowned Miss America. Though I've been in this business for many years, and have interviewed a number of remarkable people, having grown up watching all of the Miss America Pageants... I was in awe!
Within moments the down-to-earth sincere charm of this delightful gal had me feeling like I was talking with someone I'd known for some time. We had a brief conversation and Mallory told me she was really excited and looking forward to the upcoming Celebration Concert.
VICKI: I then asked Mallory ,"When in one evening your whole life changes as you hear the words, "Our next Miss America is, Mallory Hagan!" How do you feel and what do you feel at that point in time?"
MALLORY: Mallory replied that it was an incredible feeling. She could clearly see her parents in the audience watching her, and thought of all the hard work, and obstacles that were overcome to get to this moment.
HUB TELEVISION NETWORK: The representative from the Hub Television Network then added that the TV series character, Twilight Sparkle, had to "overcome some obstacles", was then rewarded, and became a Princess! He added that Mallory was the perfect choice to host the Coronation Concert, and there was a wonderful camaraderie with Hub and the Miss America Pageant.
VICKI: "What an ideal connection! I hope we'll see more collaborations like this in the future!"
VICKI: I asked Mallory if she enjoyed working with young people.
MALLORY: Mallory answered immediately with a "yes", and noted that kids really need someone to look up to. Not using the title of "roll model", but someone who has made right decisions and good decisions.
VICKI: I wondered about Mallory's platform regarding Child Abuse, and asked if there were any websites that our readers could reference.
MALLORY: Mallory said that www.stopitnow.org and http://www.darkness2light.org were two great resources to find out more information!
VICKI: With Mallory's education in Advertising & Marketing, and her interest in Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing, I was curious if she had always been interested in this as a career.
MALLORY: When Mallory replied, I could hear a smile in her voice when she shared that her Mother was a cosmetologist and had a dance studio, and her Grandmother was also involved in the business. Since she was little girl, it was like her "special day care", being with them in the beauty business and dance studio surroundings, and "yes"...she continued her interest into her career endeavor with cosmetics & fragrance.
VICKI: I had one final question for Mallory, and wanted to know if she had a favorite product that she would always go to "First" when she needed to get out the door in a hurry!
MALLORY: Mallory thought for a moment and then said that it would be a tinted moisturizer because it evens out her skin, adds a little glow and polish, and feels good!
It was time to say goodbye... I thanked Mallory and wished her all the best at the Coronation Concert! Mallory sincerely thanked me, and the call was over.
Miss America 2013 , Mallory Hagan, was delight to speak with and truly represents a genuine "beauty" both inside and out! All the best during your reign, Mallory!!