First openly gay contestant to compete at Miss America 2017
Erin O'Flaherty (Matt Boyd Photography NJ.com)

The pageant is still months away, but Miss Missouri has already etched her place in Miss America history. Erin O'Flaherty, 23, now has a chance to become the first openly gay Miss America this September in Atlantic City. The South Carolina native and St. Louis resident won the title at the state pageant on Saturday, The…