Confidence more important than hair for Little Miss Wisconsin

8-year-old with alopecia becomes Little Miss Wisconsin
Updated: Apr. 25, 2018 at 9:38 PM CDT
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(KCBD) - Joslyn Larson walked away with a crown on Tuesday, her first win in a beauty pageant.

So now, this 8-year-old  is Little Miss Wisconsin.

So why is that a big deal, Healthwise?

Because two years ago, Joslyn was diagnosed with alopecia, a condition that can cause total hair loss or just leave patches of bald spots.

Today Joslyn says, "My hair was falling out anyways and I thought it was really annoying me so I shaved everything off."

On or off stage, this second grader isn't letting alopecia stop her from being brave. She says she hopes being bald will teach others it's more important to grow confidence than hair.

That's the same philosophy we heard recently from basketball standout Maggie Anderson.

If you missed it, it's one of my all time favorite stories.

Maggie, a freshman at Ropes High School, also has alopecia and no hair at all.

She says she wears a wig to class just for fun,  but when it comes time to play basketball, she takes it off and is a powerhouse on the court for the Lady Eagles.

Maggie says, "I've always loved being the center of attention so it's kind of cool for me."

What an amazing attitude she wears everyday!

So, if you think little Joslyn is an inspiration, check out the Maggie Anderson story at the link below:

She has a lot to say about what's really important in life, and it's not hair.

RELATED LINK: 14 year old from Ropesville defies the odds

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