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How Alyssa Made History as the First Beauty Pageant Contestant With Down Syndrome

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A young woman from Taylor, MI, named Alyssa Patrias made history - and had the time of her life - recently when she became the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss America preliminary pageant.

No stranger to the world of beauty pageants, Alyssa has taken part in the noncompetitive All Kids Matter Event for the past four years. But when she turned 20 this year, her mother, Sue Cameron, says that Alyssa felt she was growing out of the inclusive event, which gives...

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Published By: popsugar - Tuesday, 12 September