Newly crowned Miss Iowa Nicole Kelly born without a forearm


Nicole Kelly, the newly bestowed Miss Iowa, was born without a forearm. And today she’s a big time pageant winner. And no she doesn’t have a replacement forearm or prosthetic or anything like that. Nicole Kelly plans to use her crown to help champion rights for those with disabilities.

Nicole Kelly, 23, was born without her left forearm, according to her biography at (warning: their server is terrible, so it could be down) Photos can also be viewed at the Miss Iowa Facebook page.

Or you can just stay here and scroll down. Which is much easier. And here you’ll see just Nicole Kelly. That’s what you want to do, stay on this page. That’s what you should do.


“As I grew up I learned to counterbalance the initial stares I received from people with an outgoing personality that would not give into ‘no,'” Kelly wrote on the pageant site. “This means that I tried everything. From baseball, to dance, to diving—there’s nothing I would not try. I found my passion within a world where I was giving people permission to stare: the stage.”

And for Nicole Kelly “there is no place like Nebraska.” Yep she’s a Husker. Go Big Red. Nicole Kelly is studying theater in Lincoln.



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