The day fifty three women have been eagerly waiting for is here.
The 2013 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas Nevada gets underway on JET TV at 9 tonight and among the contestants is Miss Pennsylvania Jordyn Colao
Dozens of family and friends have made the trip to Vegas to root on their hometown girl, including Jordyn's best friend Ronnie Weaver who said "it's not everyday a woman from our hometown is on the national stage representing our city."
Jordyn's Boyfriend, Drew Astorino also made the trip for support and said "The support she's gotten is well deserved for what she's done. The Erie community does that. No matter what sport or what you're a part of, The Erie community is very supportive and that's why we love Erie.
The 23 year old contestant is humbled and grateful for everyone's encouragement saying "After visitation when I was back in my room getting ready for bed they sent me a video supporting me and sending their well wishes and telling me how much they love me"
The Miss America Pageant gets underway at 9pm Saturday night on WJET TV.