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Web Exclusive: The importance of Lauren Wilson's Miss Utah platform

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Web Exclusive: The importance of Lauren Wilson's Miss Utah platform (Photo provided by Miss Utah Organization)

(KUTV) Miss Utah Lauren Wilson's platform is centered around suicide prevention and awareness. She has spent a lot of her reign educating others, especially teens, about the warning signs of suicide.

"I grew up not exactly knowing what I wanted to do for a job or anything like that, but being involved in this platform and having some high school student come up to me after my presentation with tears in their eyes saying, 'I have a best friend who because of this I'm going to say something,' then found out a couple weeks later that that day, they ended up saving their best friend's life. That has made me want to stay with suicide prevention," said Wilson.

Wilson knows that her platform wasn't something that happened out of coincidence.

"I definitely think there's a lot of things that had to fall into place for me to be where I am, and have the opportunity to speak so publicly about this and have it be a part of my life," she said.

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