"I am a passionate autism advocate and former Miss Montana 2012. I was selected as "America's Choice" in the 2012 Miss America competition, thanks to a wonderful community who supported me."

Her unique personal story as the first Miss America contestant 
diagnosed with autism and the third contestant with a disability 
since the competition’s inception in 1921 made headlines around 
the world. She was named by Diane Sawyer as the “Person of the Week” 
on World News Tonight, and was profiled in Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s 
series "Human Factors: Overcoming Obstacles" on CNN.  She also 
made appearances on Fox and Friends, Good Morning America, 20/20,
 The Jeff Probst Showand was interviewed online for the Today Show, 
E!News, People, Time, USA Today, and the Huffington Post.
 Glamour magazine featured Alexis in its April 2013 issue as the
 “Most Popular Girl in America”. 

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