Kudos to this Georgia pageant with heart…and a truly “amazing” mission
April 25, 2012 – Dallas, Georgia – Kayla Prather, an upcoming senior at East Paulding High School has been appointed to the position of State Director for the Georgia Miss Amazing Pageant. Kayla will be responsible for all aspects of managing the pageant from start to finish, including creating awareness throughout the state of Georgia, identifying contestants, securing volunteers, fundraising, in addition to organizing and producing the pageant.
The Miss Amazing Pageant is not like other pageants. It helps to build confidence and self-esteem in girls and young women ages 5-35 with disabilities through pageant participation. The girls are coached by volunteers and pageant Queens to learn how to handle interview and introduction piece of the pageant.
Contestants are judged on poise and confidence. By facing their fears on stage, modeling beautiful dresses and getting their hair and make-up done, these young ladies feel a new sense of confidence. The talent competition is optional.
All girls receive a crown and trophy for their bravery and hard work. But only one representative from each age division is selected to represent Georgia for the entire year and has the exciting opportunity to appear at events throughout the year and return the next year as the reigning queen to crown the new winners Talent winners and runner ups receive a medal. Boys with disabilities are encouraged to participate in our escort program.
Founded in 2007 in Nebraska by Jordan Somer at the age of 13, the Miss Amazing Pageant has doubled in size. Jordan, a charismatic honors student, pageant winner and a regular volunteer with Special Olympics is the founder and creator of the pageant. She received the Teen Nick Halo Award in December 2010 for her accomplishments which allowed her to take the pageant to a national level.
Kayla, the State Director for Georgia is disabled from a rare disease known as Friedreichs Ataxia and is a pageant winner herself. Kayla saw Jordan on the Teen Nick Halo Awards. She knew immediately that she wanted to be part of the national program so she emailed Jordan and went through the interview process before being selected for State Director. “I know first hand how participating in a pageant and winning a trophy can build your self-confidence and self-esteem”, Kayla said. “I want other girls with disabilities to be able to experience that feeling too.”
Georgia Miss Amazing Pageant is all volunteer organization. Contestants do not pay a fee to participate instead relying upon donations and support of local businesses and volunteers.
The first Georgia Miss Amazing Pageant will be held June 8-9, 2012 at East Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia. If you are interested in participating as a contestant or know someone that would like to be a contestant, we would like to hear from you too. The deadline to enter is May 25.
To learn more about the Miss Amazing Pageant and how you can volunteer or make a donation, please contact Kayla Prather or Dianne Thigpen at 404.861.2596. www.missamazingpageant.com. Find us on Facebook by searching Georgia Miss Amazing Pageant.
Georgia Miss Amazing Pageant is an all volunteer organization. Contestants do not pay an entry fee. All our contestants, volunteers and sponsors are AMAZING. Join us today…you will have a positively AMAZING experience.
- Website: www.missamazingpageant.com
- FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Georgia-Miss-Amazing-Pageants/230813743620642
- Miss Amazing Pageant National Office Website: www.missamazingpageant.com
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