First autistic Miss America contestant will perform stand-up comedy

By | January 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm | 7 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , ,

Although we’re not huge fans of beauty contests, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention this cool little tidbit about Miss Montana’s role in tomorrow night’s Miss America pageant. It turns out that Alexis Wineman, 18, is the youngest contestant ever competing this year and she’s also the first contestant with autism. And, get this– she’ll be performing stand-up comedy during the talent portion of the show.

Even better, her routine is about women’s body issues. “Pretty ironic for a beauty pageant,” she said in a recent interview. “I feel like the judges will be able to tell if [I'm] enjoying it as much as the audience is. One thing I’ve always loved doing is making people laugh.”

You’ll be able to see Wineman and 52 other young ladies compete live tomorrow at 9 pm ET on ABC. For now, check out Wineman’s appearance on Fox News.


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  • heyyrachell

    She is not the youngest to compete. And there will be 52 other girls competing, not 49.

    • Dylan P. Gadino

      sorry, you’re correct. i should’ve written she’s the youngest to compete this year. i’ve made the correction. thanks! -dylan

    • Dylan

      you’re correct. sorry. i’ve made the change to the story.

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  • Sarah

    She’s also not the first stand-up comedian to compete in a
    beauty pageant
    http://funnyhoneycomedy.com/pretty-funny/

    • Dylan P. Gadino

      I never said she was the first contestant to perform stand-up. I said, “And, get this– she’ll be performing stand-up comedy during the talent portion of the show.” That’s it. Please read stories correctly before commenting. -dylan

    • dylan

      i never said she was the first. please read the stories correctly before commenting.