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The dream Alexis Wineman barely dared to dream has become a reality. Tomorrow night, the 18-year-old Miss Montana will become the first woman with autism to ever compete in the Miss America pageant. "I never liked pageants," she tells E! News. "I thought I was lower, didn't compare to them, that I shouldn't be dreaming about stuff like that. It couldn't become a reality. Now, here I am at Miss America talking to E! News." Darn straight! Wineman was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder and borderline Asperger's syndrome at the age of 11.  She says she isn't making a big deal out of being the first Miss America hopeful with »


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