Alyssa Howell, Miss Nebraska 2015, has a pretty darn cool story…
From Alyssa’s own Facebook page, while she was competing at Miss America…
“This girl right here is the reason I am so passionate about my platform and about Children’s Miracle Network. Seeing her journey of working through profound deafness is what inspires and motivates me every day to continue my efforts with Miracle Bags! I love my beautiful, smart, and kind cousin Shayna. So happy she is here to support me!
Alyssa’s cousin Shayna, was the first girl cousin after a string of 12 boy cousins in a row! To find out she was profoundly deaf, was a very difficult thing for the entire family to endure. But the doctors at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals were able to give Shayna a cochlear implant – which allows her to hear as a normal child. 🙂
After seeing everything CMN did for her cousin, Alyssa wanted to do more for the children inside the hospitals… So, she created the Miracle Bags Program. During her year as Miss Nebraska, Alyssa has continued to create Miracle Bags full of stuffed animals, toys, crafts and crayons, and distributed them to hundreds of children in Nebraska and across the country.
Alyssa also has an awesome pageant story – In short, the girl didn’t think she had a chance of making the cut at Miss America! Amazing, considering she went on to finish in the Top 12 – LOL! Check out all the hilarious details on her podcast (just click here).
Junkies think Alyssa is pretty special… And we know she has the potential to do anything she wants with great passion and poise. ALL THE BEST ALYSSA! Junkies love you and your super sweet heart!!!
Now – To be honest, Junkies are a little bummed that we couldn’t be at Miss Nebraska this year… We are seriously sold on the leadership there – and hanging out in North Platte for a “wild weekend” is ABSOLUTELY on our radar for the future! Hopefully sooner than later!
The reason we wanted to be there this year, is because it looks like a really great competition! It’s a TOUGH year at Miss NE… And in order to make our picks, we REGULARLY referred to an awesome blog by former Miss Nebraska contestant turned Omaha News Anchor, Brandi Peterson! I HIGHLY recommend you check it out – She did a FABULOUS job highlighting each contestant for Miss and Teen, here at this link!
And now, to see who we think has the best shot to take home the title of Miss Nebraska 2016, just check out this link…
GOOD LUCK LADIES!!! Just like Lady Gaga – JUNKIES LOVE NEBRASKA!