WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Miss America in the Nation’s capital! All 52 contestants are in DC this week, seeing the sites and hearing from their representatives.
"It is very important to bring Wyoming’s issues to national attention," said Miss Wyoming, Jordyn Hall.
Miss Wyoming is going to battle for her state in the nation’s capital.Hall says she feels obligated to shine a light on the oil and coal industries, which she says are being hit hard at home.
"To get to bring that to a national level and to bring awareness to that, that that is something Wyoming is going through right now," said Hall.
As Hall strives for the big crown, her platform only grows. She says it’s stressful, but that it’s all part of the job.
"(For) a lot of people, I’m the face that they see when they think of Wyoming," said Hall. "Especially coming up here, especially running in September for Miss America, I’m going to be a face that people will recognize."
Hall says carrying the weight of her state on her shoulders is worth it, thinking of the thousands of little girls that look up to her.
"It takes my breath away actually when a little girl comes up to me and she just is talking to me and looking at me like I’m the world. It really makes me understand that this job is bigger than even who I am."