Cypress Bay High School Homecoming Queen Makes History

Lexie Chung, 20, has Down syndrome, diabetes and heart problems, but that didn't stop her from running for the position

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    Being crowned homecoming queen is a dream of many girls in high school. For 20-year-old Lexie Chung, it happened Friday night at Cypress Bay High School. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez. (Published Friday, Nov 1, 2013)

    Being crowned homecoming queen is a dream of many girls in high school. For 20-year-old Lexie Chung, it happened Friday night at Cypress Bay High School.

    After she was crowned, Chung's king gave her a hug and her dad gave her a kiss. Then, the crowd cheered for the woman who made history.

    Chung has Down syndrome, diabetes and heart problems, but that didn't stop her from running for homecoming queen at the Weston school.

    "She would go out into the hallway and hold up her poster," Chung's mom Denise Anderson said. "They made a crown for her that said 'queen' on it and they played a song that she likes, Katy Perry Roar, and she would dance to the song during the change of classes and ask people to vote for her."

    "There's no words to explain the excitement that she was experiencing and how proud we were of her," father Elliott Cintron said. "It's a special moment. It's not something that happens to every child. Every girl wants to be a queen and she's a princess in this house, but now she's a queen."

    Chung doesn't have a date to the homecoming dance, but said she would like to go with Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Usher, or The Rock.