Some might have thought it unlikely that Columbia’s Lindsey Gunter would compete in a statewide beauty pageant. She has autism, after all.
Those doubters would have been wrong.
Gunter chronicled the experience of the Miss South Carolina Teen competition on her Facebook page and found boundless support from admiring fans and family.
Her path, she admits, has not been without difficulties but the pageant gave her the opportunity to demonstrate that “Autism does not limit me or stand in the way of reaching for my dreams!”
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She said she is glad she had the chance to talk not only about her situation but also to point out that all people on the autism spectrum are unique.