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Woman with Down syndrome competes in Miss Minnesota pageant, wins 'Spirit of Miss USA'

First woman with Down syndrome competes in Miss U.S.A. state pageant

A woman World Health Organization was known as a “trailblazer” for changing into the primary person with backwardness to vie within the Miss Gopher State pageant won the “Spirit of Miss USA” on Sunday.  




Mikayla Holmgren, 22, was given the award when competitory on Sabbatum at the pageant in Burnsville. It’s the primary time somebody with backwardness has competed during a Miss USA state pageant, in keeping with FOX9.


“I'm particular at them as a result of it's my passion," Holmgren told KSTP of her pageantry expertise. "It's extremely fun. As I do additional pageants and i am extremely pleased with myself ... this can be my dream.”
The twenty two year recent had antecedently been topped Gopher State Junior Miss wonderful in 2015 and competed within the national Junior Miss wonderful in la, the apsis reported .



“Mikayla could be a trailblazer,” government co-director of the pageant, Denise Wallace, told the newspaper. Wallace told folks in might “that she is that the epitome of what the Miss Universe Organization strives to appear for in contestants — somebody World Health Organization is with confidence lovely.”
Holmgren aforementioned she desires the planet to grasp that her backwardness “does not define” her. “With your facilitate, I will facilitate break through walls,” she told KARE tv.


Kalie Wright, of Eagle Bend, was ultimately topped Miss Gopher State 2018. This was the second year the pageant has created history. Last year, A Halima port, a Somali-American lady World Health Organization was a semi-finalist in last year’s pageant, was the primary person to vie sporting a hijab.


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