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

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

Mikayla Holmgren is believed to be the first person with Down syndrome to compete in a Miss U.S.A state pageant


According to this: 

A 22-year-old woman from Minnesota is quickly earning the title of trailblazer after a pageant took place on Sunday.

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Holmgren is a student at Bethel University in Saint Paul where she’s a triple-threat athlete.

She also serves as a mentor for other young women and has a passion for dancing.

While she didn’t move on to the final round, Holmgren’s talent and charisma didn’t go unnoticed. She won two awards Sunday night – Spirit of Miss U.S.A and the Director’s Award. “I’m really proud of my parents and I’m really proud of myself,” Holmgren said.

The audience gave Holmgren a standing ovation.

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