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Miss Amazing Pageant Puts Girls with Disabilities First

September 11, 2013

At the Miss Amazing pageant everyone is a winner.

Jordan Somer founded the pageant when she was just 13 years old, for girls with physical and mental disabilites. For the last seven years, events have been held across the country that include an introduction ceremony, evening wear and talents like martial arts and singing, which are designed to help build confidence and self-esteem. 

“Every girl at the Miss Amazing pageant receives a crown because every girl to an extent in her own way is Miss Amazing, just by participating in the event and really pushing her limits,” said Jordan Somer, the founder of the Miss Amazing pageant, which is just for girls with physical and mental disabilities.

“We have participants who have Downs Syndrome, we have participants who have autism, high-functioning, low-functioning. We have participants that don't use words to talk,” Somer told TODAY.

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