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Abbey Curran: Not Only Miss Iowa, But ‘Miss You Can Do It’

Abbey Curran: Not Only Miss Iowa, But ‘Miss You Can Do It’

By Michael Stutman

Abbey Curran was born with Cerebral Palsy, a condition that causes issues with muscle tone, posture and movement. When she was a child, she was told that she would never walk without holding onto something. Then, in her teens, long after she had conquered walking, she wanted to try out something much more aggressive: competing in the Miss Iowa Pageant! It had been her dream since she was a little girl. Following her own motto, she decided “I’ll try”. When people heard of her goal, they laughed at her.

To their surprise and even her surprise, Abbey not only competed for Miss Iowa, but she won the 2008 Miss Iowa Contest! With that victory, she became the first contestant with a disability to compete for Miss USA!

However, Abbey has never been content to just promote herself and her own achievements. For the past 10 years, Abbey has run a non-profit pageant for other young girls and women with special needs and challenges. It is called the ‘Miss You Can Do It Pageant‘ and it is the recent subject of a documentary on the cable network, HBO.

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