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 seventh year. Abbey is currently pursuing her degree in Family Nurse Practioning.
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. Abbey enjoys traveling the country with her keynote career speaking to civic, corporate, and educational events. Abbey is currently covergirl for SoderStrom Skin Institute and models for Cosmetic Dentist Dr. David Craddock. Abbey lives by the motto, "If you can dream it, you can do it!"
Biography courtesy of Future Productions.