Utah Miss Amazing: People with disabilities have every ability to reach for their dreams
Salt Lake City, Utah — The annual Utah Miss Amazing Pageant was held on Saturday.
In order to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment, the event aims to provide opportunities for girls and women with disabilities.
As the nonprofit that spearheads it didn’t have the funds to put it on, the pageant almost didn’t happen this year.
But with a “hail-mary” of sorts, they were able to raise enough money to secure a venue almost immediately after putting out the request for support.
“A lot of times, these girls don’t get the chance to get dressed up, wear fancy dresses. They don’t get the chance to public speak or participate in interviews. For a lot of them, this is their opportunity to do all those things,” said Imari Mackey, the director of the Miss Amazing Utah chapter. “I also think they like to have a place where they belong and fit in and be the star and shine.”
According to the pageant, people with disabilities have every ability to reach for their dreams.