One Miss America Contestant Is Making History
Erin O'Flaherty from Missouri is the pageant's first openly gay contestant.By Katherine Biek | September 6, 2016
The Miss America pageant has been around for close to a century, but this year's event is going to be a first for the organization.
That's because the pageant's first openly gay contestant is competing for the 2017 title. She's Erin O'Flaherty from Missouri.