Violence against women: flash mob of the Miss Italia girls in Calabria. Jennifer Cavalletti, the first autistic contestant, is Miss Courage


By John

A flash mob to say no in unison to violence against women: this morning at dawn the 220 pre-finalists of Miss Italy they gathered on the beach of Corigliano-Rossano together with the owner Patrizia Mirigliani, who promoted the initiative. «It was not an event as an end in itself – explains a note – but the fruit of one deep analysis on the role of women that took shape yesterday, with the start of the pre-finals inamphitheater of the BV Airone Resortexclusive location of the event.

A profound reflection, favored by the ideas offered by one technical commission attentive and prepared which allowed the girls to reflect on very current issues, such as that of contrast between man and womanfrom the moral decadence of today and of violence in all its forms, from the traditional to cyberbullying. Miss Italy 2023 it is also this: an opportunity to meet and discuss highly topical issues for thewoman universe”.

«This year’s edition – explains the patron of the Competition, Patrizia Mirigliani – is above all a unanimous cry against violence, symbol of a society committed and sensitive towards women. And, without fear of being accused of presumption, I can state that the Competition also has a ‘therapeutic’ function, as reiterated several times by the members of the technical commission. Here the girls let off steam, talk about their past and their misadventures, many of them free themselves from fears and uncertainties.”

«In a country like ours, where the theme of gender violence it is now the order of the day – he continues – Miss Italy launches an alarm signal that recalls the cry of pain of the 70s, when women claimed the right to control one’s body and one’s destiny. Here at Miss Italia, a reliable sample of girls representing today’s Italy returns to make us reflect, once again, on the theme of fundamental values of life. They are aware, combative women who care about their freedom and who care about the most delicate social issues.”

Girls who throw their hearts beyond the obstacle and who with their maturity overcome any demagoguery because, concludes the patron: «You have to respect women in their choices, even when it comes to presenting themselves for their talent and beauty.”

At Miss Italy the first autistic contestant is “Miss courage”

A girl autistic 19 years old, Jennifer CavallettiUmbrian of Spoletowas proclaimed Miss Courage 2023 by the owner of Miss Italy, Patrizia Mirigliani. The band was delivered inAmphitheater of the BV Airone Resort Of Corigliano-Rossanovenue of the pre-finals of the competition, but the miss had already walked the catwalks of the competition a Bastia Umbra, on the occasion of the regional selections. The girl had not won any titles, but she had conquered and moved the public with her story. The organization makes this known Competition.

«At the age of two and a half – it is written in a note – the doctors said that Jennifer would not speak or walk. Today, however, she does everything: a group of specialistspsychologists, assistants and parental love, Joanna And Giancarlo, allowed her to take control of her life and achieve important goals. Over time, she Jennifer attended school graduating from high school and is currently enrolled inViterbo Fashion Academy. She today she is a skilled swimmer and is also Italian champion of sports dance for six years.”

During the sash award ceremony held in CoriglianoJennifer wanted to say some words expressed in recent weeks on stage Bastia Umbra: “We autistic – he said – we are not different, we have our times. We are not stupid. Throughout history there have been politicians like Thomas Jeffersonautistic scientists like Albert Einsteincomputer scientists like the inventor of Pokémon Satoshi Tajiripainters like Michelangelo and musicians like Mozart».

Jennifer also said she suffered heavy criticism and ridicule after posting a video of her hometown social: «I would like to say to those people who, although they tried to massacre me and destroy me psychologically, that they did not sink me but strengthened me, and that I will complete all my dreams and desires with my head held high».

Jennifer isn’t the only one Miss Courage of this edition: in recent days, during the TV programme “Your business”, Patrizia Mirigliani had given the sash to another girl, Ilenia Garofalo24 year old from Grosseto, miraculously alive after being hit by a car on the road. After the coma, 14 surgical interventions and three years of suffering, Ilenia resumed her journey with a degree, a great desire to live and also to participate in Miss Italy.