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Friday, January 11, 2013

Miss America contestant to undergo preventative double mastectomy

Miss D.C., Allyn Rose, during the swimsuit portion of preliminary competition at the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, Tuesday. Win or lose, Saturday's Miss America competition will be Rose's last pageant. The 24-year-old plans to undergo a double mastectomy after the event as a preventative measure to reduce her chances of developing the disease that killed her mother, grandmother and great aunt.