Abbey Curran

Abbey Nicole Curran, Miss Iowa USA 2008, was crowned in November 2007 and was the first state winner in the history of the Miss USA Pageant who has dealt with a special challenge her entire life. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Abbey grew up a hog farmer’s daughter and has dedicated her life to proving that no challenge or limitation is great enough to stop her from achieving her dreams. Not only has Abbey successfully placed in more than five pageants, she also took the life lessons she learned and created her very own non-profit pageant for young girls and women with special needs and challenges. The Miss You Can Do It Pageant is now in its tenth year. Abbey is a graduate of Saint Ambrose University where she earned her bachelors in Business Communications. Abbey has appeared on telecasts such as CBS The Early Show, Ellen Degeneres, Inside Edition, Access Hollywood, Extra, and CNN Headline News. She also had an exclusive feature story in People Magazine, Vogue June 2013 issue. Abbey was on Fox and Friends, Fox News, and The Katie Couric Show. Abbey enjoys traveling the country with her keynote career speaking to civic, corporate, and educational events. Abbey lives by the motto, “If you can dream it, you can do it!”

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