(WHAS11) -- You have a chance to help decide who will be Miss Kentucky 2013!
The field has been narrowed down to 32 contestants from all across the state, and Thursday the pageant's preliminary rounds begin in Lexington where the group will be whittled down.
One of the semi-finalists will be chosen by public vote instead of being selected by the judges. The contestant that receives the most votes will be dubbed “Kentucky’s Choice” and will automatically advance to the final stage of judging on Saturday.
Click here to cast your vote.
All votes on the Miss Kentucky website cost $1 and the proceeds go to Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization. You have until 9 p.m. Friday to cast your vote or votes.