Allyn Rose, Miss America Contestant and Sports Illustrated Model-thrives after Double Mastectomy

Allyn Rose, a former Miss America contestant lost her mom when she was just 16 years old. Her family history of breast cancer forced her to re-examine her life and her breasts. After choosing a preventive double mastectomy, Allyn was featured as a model in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Taking control of her life and choosing to break the chain of cancer, Allyn founded a non-profit called The Previvor to raise breast cancer awareness and educate women on their options.

Allyn Rose Show Notes:

  • 01:35 – Allyn’s family background of breast cancer survivors
  • 06:00 – What it felt like losing a mother to breast cancer at a young age
  • 10:30 – The story of how Allyn found a letter for her inside her late mother’s journals
  • 13:30 – Getting serious about their family background’s breast cancer history and doing the double mastectomy
  • 19:08 – How the latest breast implants work and why she is sharing her journey
  • 22:12 – How she was featured for Sports Illustrated post double mastectomy
  • 23:53 – Allyn shares more about the non-profit she founded called The Previvor
  • 29:42 – Allyn’s non-traditional pregnancy and how her family’s chromosomal disorder stops with her
  • 34:14 – How her late mother wrote about the man that she chose


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Atara Twersky, Author of Curlee Girlee is a TODAY Show Style Icon. Atara’s podcast mission is to bring interesting, newsworthy and current topics to the forefront with dynamic guests who help us to change the way we see things and open our world to new ideas.

The Curlee Girlee book series was inspired by author, Atara Twersky’s young daughter and written for all young curly girls in an effort to ensure they love and embrace their natural hair so that they will become the women they are meant to be understanding that their hair is part of who they are and part of a greater legacy they share with those who came before them. Don’t forget to check out our recent article on What to Do or Say if Your Daughter is Showing Signs of Hating Her Curly Hair.

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