Leah Stodden was born to entertain and inspire. Playing piano has been a passion of Leah's since the tender age of six. She began performing locally in piano recitals and competitions, and also at conventions for both the National Down Syndrome Society and the National Down Syndrome Congress. Her performances have given her many opportunities to travel throughout the United States, including the cities of Chicago, Denver, St. Louis and Detroit, among others. Leah's list of accomplishments is an impressive one. She has been featured in various magazines, newspapers and books for her musical talents. In November of 2007, Leah was crowned Nebraska "Miss Amazing Miss 2007-2008". This was a beauty and talent pageant for young women with special needs in which Leah was selected to represent Nebraska at various events throughout the year. When she was in high school, she was asked by an international talent and modeling scout to compete in a modeling convention in Orlando, Florida. Leah competed in several categories, including Runway, Photography, Teen Commercial, Talent, and Group Runway. After 3 days of competition, Leah was chosen as one of the finalists. The most exciting part of this experience was that this was not an event for individuals with disabilities, but rather a competition including 700 non-handicapped potential super-models. In the summer of 2003, Leah was selected to audition for a television mini-series. This became very exciting, as she made it into the top 3 candidates for this role. Leah's passion for entertaining does not stop there, as she also auditioned for CBS Talent Executives in Los Angeles, California. Leah Stodden strives to make a difference through her example. She hopes to be an inspiration to others, as she continues to do what she loves most - entertain. Her dream is to be a television actress or movie star. Life for Leah has been filled with exciting opportunities and she has eagerly stepped up to every challenge. She plans to continue this enthusiasm for living as she follows her life journey and looks forward to every new experience that comes her way.