Miss Delaware 2019, Hillary May (center)

She's not a Delaware native, but she'll represent the First State in the 2019 Miss America pageant.

Hillary May, 23, is from Indiana, but has taken a shine to her new home.

"I've truly loved Delaware, and you're going to have a very hard time getting me to leave," said May.

During the Miss Delaware pageant's talent competition Saturday night at Cape Henlopen High School, she displayed her vocal prowess.

"I sang 'I Could Have Danced All Night' from My Fair Lady, wearing a beautiful red ball gown and trying to embody the Julie Andrews that I've always wanted to be," said May.

May said she'll use her time as Miss Delaware to work to de-stigmatize mental illness.

"I went through my own fight--my own battle with depression--and I'm here as an advocate to tell everyone how important and how helpful it is just to talk about things," said May.

She also wants to promote suicide prevention.

"No one realizes that it's as big of an epidemic as it is, so I focus on mental health and also suicide awareness--especially in youth--but across the board as well," said May.