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Sarah Pennington

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Sarah M. Pennington, your Miss Central Pennsylvania 2019, is a 20-year-old student at McDaniel College. She is studying film production with a minor in entrepreneurship. In the future, she hopes to establish her nonprofit, and platform, the Show Your Hero Project as a 501c3. The Show Your Hero Project is an empowerment program dedicated to teaching young adults with invisible illnesses self-confidence and advocacy skills. Sarah has dealt with a hair loss condition, trichotillomania, since she was eleven. With the help of her service dog, Daisy, Sarah has learned to love herself, baldness and all. She loves to share her story nationally, inspiring audiences from California to DC. Most notably, Sarah appeared on the Megyn Kelly Today Show in December 2017.

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    October 3, 1998

  • Pennsylvania, United States

Talent

Comedy

Pageant Platform

Capable, Not Disabled

What is the Occupation of Sarah Pennington

Student/Full-Time Mental Health Advocate

Which College Did Sarah Pennington Attend?

McDaniel College

Why start competing in pageants

I began competing to redefine the beauty standards set by society. Women should love themselves, no matter their size, shape, or features.

FUN FACTS about Sarah Pennington

Sarah is a Harry Potter fanatic, and a hardcore Hufflepuff.

In the Media

Md. beauty queen embraces hair pulling out disorder, competes without wig

4 August 2018 https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/maryland/md-beauty-queen-embraces-hair-pulling-out-disorder-competes-without-wig/65-573671335

Bald teen with hair-pulling disorder wins beauty pageant - and raises awareness

4 August 2018 https://www.today.com/health/bald-teen-hair-pulling-disorder-wins-beauty-pageant-raises-awareness-t120058

Pottsgrove student hopes to empower others

4 August 2018 http://www.readingeagle.com/life/article/hats-off-to-sarah-pennington

Teenager who was left BALD after pulling out all her hair while battling anxiety is now a beauty queen after refusing to cover her head with wigs

4 August 2018 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4727792/Teenager-left-bald-trichotillomania-beauty-queen.html

Pottsgrove student offers personal insight into mental illness, urges students to get help

4 August 2018 http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/MP/20170104/NEWS/170109896

Pageant queen overcomes hair-pulling disorder to become an advocate for mental health

24 October 2018 https://www.wusa9.com/article/syndication/heartthreads/pageant-queen-overcomes-hair-pulling-disorder-to-become-an-advocate-for-mental-health/507-603274074