5 Questions for Alexis Wineman, First Autistic Miss America Contestant

Wineman talks to TIME Style about autism, pageants Honey Boo Boo.

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Miss Nevada 2013 Jade Kelshall is introduced at the Miss America "Meet and Greet" Fashion Show at the Fashion Show Mall on January 5, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Diagnosed with the developmental disorder at 18, the reigning Miss Montana hopes her pageant involvement will raise awareness about autism. Read a Q&A with Wineman on our Style blog here.