Former Miss America Mallory Hagan hopes the e-mail scandal polluting the pageant āindicators the reinventionā of the competitors shifting ahead, she informed āGood Morning America.ā
The interview on Tuesday follows ex-Miss America CEO Sam Haskellās resignation after his sexist and degrading emails about former contestants had been made public. Group president Josh Randle and chairman Lynn Weidner have additionally resigned.
āHindsight is at all times 20-20,ā Hagan, who was topped the winner of the 2013 pageant winner, informed GMA when requested if sheād witnessed demeaning habits first-hand. She added that itās important now to look forward ā not within the rear-view.
Requested if the scandal marks the pageantās demise or the reinvention, Hagan mentioned: āI hope it indicators the reinvention… I hope that weāre beginning a bigger dialog,ā she added.
The main target of that dialog is āabout how weāre going to maneuver ahead sooner or later. This is a chance to see how girls can come collectively, help one another, stand up, take over the issues that they wish to see occur,ā she mentioned.
Hagan singled out Brent Adams, the previous pageant worker who spoke out concerning the emails, āthe unsung hero. He stood up for me; he stood up for all these girls.ā
As she expressed gratitude for his help and that of followers, she mentioned that mea culpas from pageant honchos concerned within the derogatory emails isnāt āthe purpose.ā
āI did see that Josh Randle mentioned he apologizes for his habits and, for that, I suppose Iām grateful. However within the different statements that I noticed, Iām not seeing actually an apology there. However thatās probably not the purpose right here. At this level, these individuals are now not affiliated with Miss America.ā