Saturday, January 12, 2013

5 Questions with Alexis Wineman: Miss America’s First Autistic Contestant

When Alexis Wineman, 18, takes the stage at the 2013 Miss America pageant this Saturday in Las Vegas, the reigning Miss Montana will become the first autistic contestant to compete for the crown. Diagnosed at the age of 11, Wineman’s platform is to raise awareness about the developmental disorder. She spoke to TIME about her start in pageants, Honey Boo Boo and what she plans to do after this weekend’s competition.

Read more of Fei Fei Sun's Time article HERE.
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