Proud to be a person with narcolepsy today! Miss USA contestant – Miss Louisiana, Kristen Girault suffers from a mild case of narcolepsy. She spoke candidly about the challenges of narcolepsy with Inside Edition here.
“My teachers used to throw erasers at me in class or complain that I was always falling asleep,” describes Kristen. “I promised that I got eight hours, I got a lot of sleep, I’m just tired.”
Despite her adversity, Kristen smiles big and holds her head high. She is a fantastic role model for people with narcolepsy.
Vote for her to move to semifinals. Tune in to NBC on June 16th at 9PM ET to watch the 2013 MISS USA Competition LIVE! I will be cheering for our Sleeping Beauty Queen – Miss Louisiana, Kristen Girault!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Kristen for making it into the TOP 15 in the Miss USA 2013 pageant! You are a beautiful young woman and a courageous positive role model for people with narcolepsy.