A student who has endured eight operations to stop her brain stem from being crushed by her skull is hoping to compete in Miss America.
Victoria Graham, 22, suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which is causing her head to sink into her neck.
Every day actions like a handshake, a gentle touch or even walking on an uneven pavement can cause her joints to pop out of place due to the connective tissue disorder.
The agonising condition, which weakens the collagen in her body, means her bones can dislocate up to ten times a day.
But this has not stopped her from being successful playing sport at college and has now even been crowned a beauty queen.
She now hopes to use her success to give EDS sufferers ‘a voice’ before the condition is likely to leave her in a wheelchair.