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She's one of those young women who house at all beauty talent intelligence that -- -- crowning moment she's carrying quite a burden.
Here is our power player of the.
-- cover of -- -- choosing life over what society your Hollywood tells me.
Makes me beautiful.
Allen Roses -- DC competing for the title of Miss America in January.
But she's not your typical beauty queen.
Yes she's worked as hard as any different competitors the developer -- artistic figure skating and a hold her fitness for the swimsuit competition.
This body that works so hard my entire life for -- to be able to showcase back to showcase my talents and good to showcase here and your poison your beauty in your intelligence.
After the pageant she faces a difficult choice.
And at age 24 she has made her decision.
I decided to have a prophylactic double in the -- to me.
And let them audiences I will have my -- to -- moves in an effort to help prolong my life.
To understand Allen's decision you have to go back a few years to her mother Judy.
How old were you when you luster -- I was sixteen and my mom is diagnosed I was twelve so I spent you know there really pinnacle years of -- developing into a young adults.
Having -- -- battling breast cancer.
What makes it even more difficult is her mother had a single mastectomy when she was 27.
But refused to -- her other -- promote.
My mom never saw me get my driver's license she didn't see me graduate from high school.
It turns out the women in Allen's family have a history of breast cancer.
And now she has learned she has the same genetic disease they did.
To know that I'm gonna walk across -- Miss America station not have my mom there and it's really -- the fire within me to know that.
That's not a life that I ever want my children to live.
-- platform has missed DC and if she's selected as Miss America it's early breast cancer prevention.
She calls it planning a marathon running a -- And once again it goes back to her mother who used to run marathons.
Just finale that's my goal on life on -- -- a hundred years old.
But you know my mom's plan for fifteen more years turned into this battle for -- you know what happens when your marathon turns into a sprint.
And so ever since she was -- miss DC in June.
She has carried her mother's loss and her legacy.
When they announced my name.
It just felt like all of my mother's dream certainly have been realized in my -- -- for myself.
Allen knows what she faces after she completes her duties in these -- being but one thing she doesn't do is feel sorry for yourself.
You're so beautiful here -- accomplish -- Smart.
Think if he ever think.
-- -- No because.
I know that I have been given d.s blessings I think that I've been given this incredible opportunity to help save the lives of other women.
And you know -- -- this message of my mom and being able to show women say it now.
If I can do what you can do it.
In college -- -- rose majored in government entry into turned on Capitol Hill.
After her pageant days a rubber -- like to run for office after all she says what better way to change the world.
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