A win for one is a win for many.


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Mattie Witman is the winner of the 2015 Miss Teen Oklahoma City/Tulsa pageant, and so much more. She originally thought her nomination was a prank, but it clearly wasn't, and her commanding victory speaks volumes about her strength and conviction. Mattie took advantage of her new title to eloquently note that her win is about so much more than just her:

“There are people who need to be brave, who need to stand up for other people and to show people there is a life outside of imperfect standards of beauty that are put on women.” 

Sources: MTV