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Theresa Vail Is One Sexy Badass!

Whenever someone mentions Miss America, people imagine faceless pretty women in pretty dresses usually saying stupid things.

However, Miss America contestant Theresa Vail is a whole new level of awesome that the pageant has never seen before. Competing as Miss Kansas, Vail already kicked things off by writing this inspirational bit on her personal blog:

"If there is one thing that competing has taught me, it’s that you need to be unapologetically yourself and not let others dictate how you feel."

The pageant girl is a member of the Kansas National Guard’s Medical Detachment. She’s also a skydiver, boxer and advocate for young girls.

Vail also has several tattoos that she’s refusing to cover up during the competition and will even display them proudly during the swimsuit round. This is something no other competitor has ever done before. She stated:

Why am I choosing to bear my tattoos? Reference A; my platform! Empowering women to OVERCOME stereotypes and break barriers. What a hypocrite I would be if I covered the ink. With my platform, how could I tell other women to be fearless and be true to themselves if I can’t do the same?… I am who I am, tattoos and all.

On top of all of this, she used to race motorcycles, is the second service member to ever compete in the pageant, and is fluent in chinese!

Her goal is to be an inspiration to young women after she was bullied as a child. When her father took her hunting with him, it stopped her from wanting to commit suicide. Since then her passion has been to empower girls through male-dominated outdoor sports.

To celebrate just how awesome Miss Kansas is, we’ve put together a gallery of her at Check it out!

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