People across the country are watching the Miss America competition Sunday evening.
The Volunteer State is cheering on Miss Tennessee, Shelby Thompson, from Franklin.
Miss Tennessee's fans are confident she'll make the final round.
“I'm beyond excited. I have actually been able to go twice to watch Miss America, but it has been in Las Vegas the last couple of years. This year it is coming back to where it began and I am so pumped to be part of the group of women bringing it back,” said Thompson.
The pageant will air on Nashville's News 2 starting at 7 p.m.
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