(WTNH) – The Miss Amazing pageant showcases amazing girls with disabilities while also paying it forward to the community. The pageant is open to any girl with and iep
The pageant only costs the girls 5 cans of food. The Queens deliver the food to a local food bank. (This allows the girls to be able to volunteer and give back to the community.
The pageant allows the girls an avenue to work on their confidence, interview skills, public speaking, and to show off any talents they may have.
This year’s winner is Mya DeShaw. Mya has Aprexia and is delayed. Aprexia is a sever speech disorder. For more information about Aprexia, go to http://www.apraxia-kids.org/
Since she is a queen for Miss Amazing she is given the opportunity to public speak and be accepted. Mya hates when others pick on her because she doesn’t say a word correctly. Being Miss Amazing Teen gives her confidence and to be able to say to the ones that pick on her “Look at me, I’m Amazing”
Mya is raising money to representative Connecticut at the 2015 National Miss Amazing PageantTM. She will be heading to Los Angeles, California July 24-28, 2015 to participate in the national event.
To help Mya’s journey go to gofundme.com/myadeshaw
Go to missamazingpageant.com to register.
Miss Amazing Inc.TM is a nonprofit (501c3) organization founded in 2007 in the state of Nebraska. The mission is to promote confidence and self-esteem in all girls and women with disabilities ages 5 to elderly in a positive environment by celebrating her abilities. Participants are involved in an interview, introduction, and presentation in evening wear. An optional talent showcase is also available.
Our goals are to foster growth within the participants involved in the programs of Miss Amazing Inc.TM In addition to an annual pageant in each state, we host workshops, mother/daughter teas, movie nights, and various other events.