Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, will make history tonight as the first autistic Miss American contestant. The infamous pageant takes place in Las Vegas in a matter of hours but even before she walks on that stage, Alexis has already won.
As you can see by the above photo Wineman is one beautiful girl but what you can’t see from the picture is that she has austim. The 18-year old was diagnosed seven years ago with PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified), which is a mild form of autism. At the time Alexis said even with the diagnosis, she was just thankful to know what was wrong with her. In a recent interview with People.com the Montana beauty had this to say about growing up knowing she was different.
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