Miss Amazing Pageant gives girls with disabilities a time to shine

Posted at 10:06 PM, Mar 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-08 00:06:29-05

WEST JORDAN, Utah -- A very special beauty pageant was held for the fourth year in a row this weekend, and the pageant features girls and women with disabilities who come together to share their talents.

The two-night event is held at West Jordan High School, and about 40 people entered the pageant—which was brought to life thanks to the work of about 120 volunteers. The Utah Miss Amazing Pageant is open to girls and women with disabilities ages five and up.

“Everyone’s in tears, they’re smiling, they’re just so happy because they just feel like their daughters are being treated like, like they deserve, like princesses--because they all are, they have just the sweetest hearts; I just love all of them so much,” said Abigail Brady, Utah Miss Amazing Pageant Director.

Instead of an entrance fee, the girls are asked to donate five cans of food. Tickets for the event are $5, and all of the proceeds are used to provide additional opportunities during the year for the pageant participants and are donated to local non-profit organizations.

For more information about the Miss Amazing Pageant, including details about volunteering or donating, click here.