The Miss America beauty pageant is usually a tame affair. Ladies from all our fifty states (plus the District and other territories) highlight their various skills and try to keep their cheese soufflés together as they strut around in their swimsuits.
But this year, a couple of compelling stories are invading the internet. Like Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, who is the first Miss America contestant with autism.
Or Miss DC, Allyn Rose, who intends to go under the knife and receive a double mastectomy after the pageant is over. (She is representing DC, but was also Miss Maryland according to another news source?)
Special Update: Did you know that Mariah Cary is Miss Iowa?
Also Special: Brooklyn in ‘da house, Miss New York Mallory Hagan wins Miss America!