This beauty pageant celebrates something much more important than looks
A beauty pageant which doesn’t focus on looks has just taken place in Los Angeles – and it was pretty amazing.
Participants in the Miss Amazing pageant are not judged on their physical appearance, but instead how they interact with judges and the audience, and their self-confidence.
The competition was set up in 2007 by Jordan Somer, who wanted to celebrate women with disabilities.
It allows women who otherwise wouldn’t be eligible to take part in traditional beauty pageants to shine.
The competition is hosted in 30 states across the US, and has come a long way from only taking place in Omaha, Nebraska where it had humble beginnings.
Over 650 girls and women with disabilities have competed in the competition.
Whether or not you approve of beauty pageants, this one is pretty special.