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UNITED STATES - August 27: Haely Jardas, Miss District of Columbia for 2015, looks up at her crown as she receives a "Free DC" hat, in support of the District of Columbia receiving statehood, during Jardas' send off at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Jardas leaves Sunday for Atlantic City where she will compete for the Miss America 2016 title in September. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

UNITED STATES - August 27: Haely Jardas, Miss District of Columbia for 2015, looks up at her crown as she receives a "Free DC" hat, in support of the District of Columbia receiving statehood, during Jardas' send off at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Jardas leaves Sunday for Atlantic City where she will compete for the Miss America 2016 title in September. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

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