For Skylar Conover, competing in beauty pageants is about more than coming away with a glittering crown and sash.
Recently named Ms. Wheelchair Texas USA, Conover uses the exposure from pageant success to bring awareness to both visible and invisible disabilities while pushing for acceptance within the community.
“The crown has brought me tons of opportunities to educate more and bring that awareness to people,” she said. “That’s what I love.”
Conover, a graduate student in the rehabilitation counseling program at the University of North Texas, will travel to Akron, Ohio, in July to compete for the Ms....