Wednesday, January 9, 2013


photo taken from www.missamerica.org
Alexis Wiseman, the current Miss Montana, will be competing this Saturday evening in the 2013 Miss America Pageant. I am not a huge fan of pageants, but Alexis has made this year's event a game-changer for people like me! I will be glued to Saturday's broadcast to see this articulate, down-to-earth teen represent the beautiful face of AUTISM! 

Diagnosed at age 11, Alexis claims she had a difficult time in school. In fact, according to a recent FOX News interview, she almost didn't finish high school. Now she is headed to college and is the youngest Miss America contestant (age 18) and the first autistic competitor. 

When asked why she chose to compete, Alexis stated, "I think I should be the next Miss America because the world needs to know that even a girl who has a few differences and was labeled an outcast at first is Miss America material." You GO girl!

Here is the cutie patootie on her personal vlog on AbilityPath.org:

Apparently, the public will have the chance to "vote in" a finalist in this year's contest via the pageant website or through Facebook. Soooo...

visit the "Miss America Organization" page on Facebook!
 Then watch and cheer for Alexis
January 12th, 9:00 p.m. Live on ABC!

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