1. Meet Erin O’Flaherty:
Beauty contests have always been a source of pride for many people and nations and the victory of a single woman can make the whole country feel beautiful and proud. Previously we have witnessed separate genre of Miss or Mr. Gay in a number of countries. Now what if a contest once thought to be only about heterosexual woman includes a participant with a different sexual orientation? Erin O’Flaherty, 23, was crowned Miss Missouri. She’s now on track to compete to become Miss America in September that makes her Miss America’s first openly gay candidate.