Blazing her own path! 17-year-old with Down syndrome crowned Miss Teen Delaware

Kayla Kosmalski broke stereotypes about Down syndrome by besting other pageant hopefuls in the recently concluded Miss Teen Delaware.

Kayla Kosmalski, a 17-year-old with Down syndrome, shattered stereotypes by clinching the title of Miss Delaware Teen USA.

Her win isn’t just a personal victor but also a symbol of hope and inclusivity, showcasing the power of community support.

According to her mom, Amy, her daughter defied societal norms and embraced her authentic self on the stage, spreading love to her fellow contestants.

Despite the challenges she had to face along the way, Kayla’s resilience and the unwavering support of her loved ones proved that disabilities do not define one’s capabilities.

Kayla’s decision to participate in the Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant was fueled by her love for the stage and the camaraderie she felt in the previous year’s competition. It wasn’t much about winning the crown but cherishing the bond with her peers, said her mom.

In a Facebook post, Amy thanked the pageant’s executive director, Vincenza Carrieri-Russo, to Kayla’s loving family, friends, and sponsors. She said that their collective effort and belief in Kayla’s potential have made this victory possible.