Alexis Wineman Crowned Miss Montana 2012

Alexis Wineman, Miss Cut Bank, was crowned Miss Montana 2012 on June 16, 2012 at Dawson County High School Auditorium in Glendive. The beauty from Cut Bank is 22 years old. She will represent Montana in Miss America 2013Pageant to be held in Las Vegas next January.

Miss Montana 2012 Alexis Wineman

Miss Montana 2012 Alexis Wineman

Alexis Wineman - Miss Montana 2012

Alexis Wineman – Miss Montana 2012

Her pageant platform is “Normal is Just a Dryer Setting: Living with Autism.” She is autistic and shares her experiences with the disorder. She was diagnosed with Pervasive Development Disorder, including borderline Aspergers Syndrome, when she was 11 years old. The diagnosis followed a two-year process that included counseling, an exhaustive battery of tests and at least one misdiagnosis.

Miss Montana 2012 Alexis Wineman

Miss Montana 2012 Alexis Wineman

Miss Montana 2012 Alexis Wineman peaks at autism convention in Helena

Miss Montana 2012 Alexis Wineman peaks at autism convention in Helena


Wineman was often teased and bullied at school and said she usually avoided interaction with others when she was younger. “I felt so alone growing up, and I still do at times,” she said Thursday during a conference on autism at the Montana State University Billings downtown campus. “Nobody understood what I was going through. I separated myself from my classmates and spent most of my time alone. I stayed quiet to hide my speech problems. Due to these overwhelming and daily struggles, I looked at myself as a punching bag for others, and a burden to my family.”

The first runner up was Alysse Charlseworth; the second runner-up was Shelby Dangerfield; the third runner-up was Courtney Bury and the fourth runner-up was Torianna Zander.
Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen 2012 is Moira Shea
Alexis Wineman profile:
– Age: 18
– Talent: Dramatic Monologue
– Platform: Normal Is Just a Dryer Setting — Living with Autism
Courtesy of Miss America Organization.

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