On Monday night at 8pm, be sure to tune in for our newest episode of Hope Saves the Day on Autism Radio .Tonight's show's Guest will be with Alexis Wineman Miss Montana.
Miss Montana 2012 Alexis Wineman competed in the Miss America pageant on Saturday night in Las Vegas, and although she was selected as one of 15 finalists from the 53 contestants, she didn't make the cut for the final round.
During the pageant introductions to each of the 53 women, in which each contestant highlights a unique feature of their state, the Cut Bank native told the worldwide audience that precious Montana sapphires can be found among the royal crown jewels of England.
Wineman was an early favorite in the pageant as she was named the "People's Choice" winner based on online voting in the Miss America online video contest. That selection propelled her into the ranks of the 15 finalists.
She won the title of Miss Montana on June 16, 2012, when she received her crown from outgoing titleholder Veronika Ohlinger. Wineman's platform is "Normal is Just a Dryer Setting: Living with Autism." She was diagnosed at the age of 11 with pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, which puts her on the mild end of the autism spectrum and carries symptoms similar to those of Asperger's syndrome.Wineman is the first autistic contestant to compete at the Miss America pageant.