Miss Connecticut 2019 Jillian Duffy of Burlington will take the main stage at Miss America at Mohegan Sun in December.

Duffy will be promoting pediatric cancer research and awareness. She shares her story about being a pediatric cancer survivor.  

She says her journey was not easy. Duffy say she competed for Miss Connecticut five years in a row before being crowned.

We wish Jillian good luck on the big night!