This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss DC, Allyn Rose, during the Evening Wear portion of preliminary competition at the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas on Jan. 8, 2013. 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. (Associated Press/Courtesy Miss America Organization)

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This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss DC, Allyn Rose, during the Evening Wear portion of preliminary competition at the 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas on Jan. 8, 2013. 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. (Associated Press/Courtesy Miss America Organization)