2nd place

Group Thirteen

Courtney Penner

I’m 24, living with a rare chronic illness. I’ve accomplished a career, keeping fit, and graduated college despite my obstacles

Why would you like to win?

I want to show the world that girls with disabilities are beautiful too. I want to end the stigma of what a disability should look like. I want girls with scars and disabilities to feel sexy in their own skin.

What would you do with the money if you win?

My career was short lived after college due to my health conditions, so I would pay off my student loans. I’d donate a portion of it to the Cystinosis Research Foundation as well! Cystinosis could really use the funding considering how extremely rare it is.