Alexis Wineman seems like most of us, except she’s prettier. But that would be expected because, after all, she did win the Miss Montana contest at age 17.
Ironically, she doesn’t see herself as “a girlie girl,” and she never was much of one for beauty contests.
“You wouldn’t have recognized me three to four years before that,” she muses. “I wore oversized clothing, often with hoodies or a hat so people wouldn’t notice me.”
Beauty and make-up just weren’t her things.
Yet, Alexis Wineman was chosen “America’s Choice” by the time she was in the Miss America contest at the age of 18.
Why? Maybe because she is the first Miss America’s candidate who is autistic. Maybe it was because she’s refreshingly honest and has a sense of humor, which was her “talent” in the contest. Or, maybe, it’s because they loved her story of coming from a world of people bullying her and thinking she was “retarded,”
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