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There was a deaf miss america in 1995, her name was heather whitestone, and i met her at an event for cochlear america when i was 10 or. Miss america 1995 heather whitestone was born in alabama on february 24, 1973 she was not born deaf, but lost her hearing early in life when she was. Heather leigh whitestone mccallum was the first deaf miss america, having lost most of her hearing at the age of 18 months.
Time to break my miss america cool i was so excited when heather whitestone won she was the first deaf miss america, and i'm pretty sure there was a feature . About former beauty pageant competitor who became the first deaf woman to receive the prestigious beauty title of miss america in 1995. Heather whitestone has 17 ratings and 1 review this is the inspiring account of how heather whitestone overcame deafness to win the miss america crownh.
Despite her deafness, she pursued her dreams, and even made history as the first and the new miss america 1995 is miss alabama heather whitestone, but . Since her miss america win, whitestone has completed her studies at and continued to promote awareness of deaf issues. Following prepared remarks about miss america's role and the today, she will announce a public service initiative to promote early detection of deafness admiration that i present to you heather whitestone, miss america.
Heather whitestone was the first deaf miss america and the first miss america with a disability she competed for the miss alabama title three. Former miss america and deaf, heather whitestone in january 1997 in new york city, new york. Heather whitestone mccallum, miss america 1995, was the first deaf woman to win the title heather was born in 1973 and grew up in dothan, alabama.
Many of you may probably remember heather whitestone she won miss america in 1995, and was from alabama she was the first deaf miss. The deaf blogger sympathizes with heather whitestone because she is also a mom i would most likely be biased for ms america 1995. Heather whitestone: the first miss america with a disability proclaimed herself a miss america for all america, not just the deaf when heather whitestone.Download