Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty is the first openly gay Miss America contestant in the pageant's 95-year history.

O'Flaherty will compete for the Miss America crown this weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“Behind the scenes, we've been well-represented, but I'm the first openly gay title holder, so I'm very excited,” she told the AP. “I knew going in that I had the opportunity to make history. Now I get to be more visible to the community and meet more people."

On social media, O'Flaherty said that her platform is suicide prevention and that she will perform Mad Hatter from Wonderland during the contest.

After being crowned Miss Missouri in June, O'Flaherty told CNN that was overwhelmed by the support she's received.

“It's overwhelming the amount of love and support that I've received, not only from the LGBT community but from so many others as well,” O'Flaherty told Ashleigh Banfield, host of Legal View. “And really I still just feel like just Erin. So, not much has changed other than now I get to be someone that's in a public position of influence for my community, and I'm really excited about that.”