WHITE PLAINS, NY (WCBS 880) – There she is – Miss Westchester.

This Sunday, 19 young women from the county will be competing for Miss Westchester Teen and Miss Westchester.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports

It’s the first time a pageant like this has been held in the county.

“We’re so excited. The girls are so excited,” executive director Dee Van Eyck tells WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi.

While some might think the practice is dated, Van Eyck says it is absolutely not.

Van Eyck says, “We have an area where we can get together and enable them to gain more poise, more self confidence. It can only help with their self esteem and that’s life lasting.”

The winner’s on Sunday will go on to compete in the Miss New York USA pageant.