Pageant winner with autism inspires
Miss Montana Alexis Wineman appeared in a national TV interview following her accomplishments at the 2013 Miss America Competition where she was voted by the country as America’s Choice.
Alexis Wineman, Miss Montana, who competed at the 92nd Miss America Pageant, marked the first year that a contestant living with autism competed and she was voted as America’s Choice which earned her spot in the TOP 15!
This remarkable 18-year-old Montana native was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder and borderline Asperger’s syndrome at the age of 11. Fortunately, she’s now able to use her position to raise awareness about her disorder.
Alexis continues to work on her Miss America platform issue: “Normal Is Just a Dryer Setting: Living with Autism.”
Be sure to also look for Alexis’ story in the April issue of Glamour Magazine where she is featured in a personal story with her twin sister Amanda.
Their photos were captured in a special Miss America Glamour photo shoot during the 2013 Miss America live event!
Click here to view a clip from the show.
- Photos courtesy of the Miss America Organization
View Miss America pageant results for the January 2012 pageant
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