Kunes Car Convos Alysa Goethe - Miss Iowa 2023

Kunes Auto Group Presents Kunes Car Convos: Miss Iowa 2023 Alysa Goethe

Published on Nov 22, 2023 by Matthew Kroll

In this episode of Kunes Car Convos

  • We learn when motivated Alysa to start pagenting (0:34)
  • What makes the Quad Cities so great (2:00)
  • Alysa touches on her experiences with diabetes (5:00)
  • What can't you live without once you've experienced it (7:15)

Alsya Goethe is Miss Iowa 2023

In this episode of Kunes Car Convos, we are joined by Alysa Goethe, the winner of Miss Iowa 2023, as we drive around Davenport in the All-Electric 2023 Nissan Ariya EV. We talk about Alysas pageant journey, her diabetes advocacy, and what’s next for Alysa after having won Miss Iowa 2023.

Alysas Pageant Journey

Alysa started doing pageants when she was 10 years old. After she saw her cousins competing, she wanted to sing in her own pageant, despite her parents' protests she broke them down and started her own journey to eventually become Miss Iowa 2023. Alyssa was crowned on June 10th, 2023 at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa and earned $11,950 total in scholarships.

Not Your Type: Advocating for Type 1 Diabetes

In her first week of middle school, Alysa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 11 years old, and it changed her life forever. As the only person with diabetes in her graduating class, many teachers struggled to meet required accommodations, which made it a very lonely experience for her. Since being diagnosed, she has worked with various organizations, as well as state and federal legislators, to help kids with diabetes everywhere. She launched a podcast titled "Not Your Type: Advocating for Type 1 Diabetes," where she shares her personal journey with diabetes. This podcast aims to raise awareness and educate others about living with type 1 diabetes.

What's Next?

Alysa is planning a cross-state tour of Iowa to visit all 99 counties.She has visited 47 so far, and plans to hit all 99 by the end of her tenure which lasts from June 10th 2023 to June 10th 2024. She also plans to attend the Miss America Pageant at Disney World in Orlando, Florida from January 6th to January 14th

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