Alison Appleby — a teen from Sherman, Texas, who has epilepsy and autism — was crowned Miss Dallas Teen 2022 as a pageant newcomer with her seizure alert dog, Brady, by her side.
Teen Alison Appleby of Sherman, Texas, was crowned Miss Dallas Teen USA 2022 recently with her loyal service dog, Brady, right by her side.
The 17-year-old teenager, who lives with autism and epilepsy, accomplished what she once considered the impossible by competing in a pageant as a disabled person — and winning.
Appleby told Fox News Digital in an interview that the Oct. 9 win came as a complete “shock” since this was her first time competing in a pageant.
“I had never done one before,” she said.
“I bought my dresses three days before the pageant, so I had no idea what I was getting into.”
Source: Service dog by her side, Texas teen wins Miss Dallas pageant despite epilepsy, autism