Beauty Queen With Bald-Headed


All the pageant participants are generally required to have a perfect beauty and appearance. However, there is a beauty pageant contestant that is different from the others.

Among the rows of beautiful women in the election of Miss America, Miss Delaware, Kayla Martell is the first contestant with a bald head in the beauty contest.


Kayla suffered from Alopecia areata that causes hair loss in childhood. Although told he can choose a natural style, she chose to wear wigs on election night.

Previously, Kayla competed in the same event with balding hair but failed. This is his fourth attempt at the Miss America show.

Although performed with a wig, in everyday life, Kayla prefer a natural look bare. "Miss America must be a man who can relate with everyone, but he also must be approached," he said as reported by ABCNews.

Often, when people look at her, Kayla considered to suffer from chronic pain or undergoing chemotherapy program. "Wigs give me the opportunity to meet with them and have a first impression when they are not worried about my health. Then, I can introduce Alopecia areata that I suffered with simple language, "he said as published in the Daily Mail.

22-year girl dreams of becoming a Miss America since she was three years old. However, seven years later at the age of 10, his hair began to fall rapidly due to Alopecia areata.

Although different from the other contestants, Kayla is optimistic he will not be nervous and proud to release the wig in public.

He intends to fight with the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.
"The biggest thing is to find other people who also suffer from Alopecia. You can support each other, and learn from there."

Alopecia areata is a condition in which hair is lost from some or the entire scalp. It is considered an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the hair follicles and suppresses or stops hair growth.

Scottish television presenter, Gail Porter, who also suffered the same conditions since 2005. He refused to wear a wig to raise awareness of the condition.

Alopecia affects approximately 1.7 percent of the UK population with the same amount in men and women.