Local girls compete for Miss Amazing title

Posted at 10:19 PM, Apr 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-10 00:19:12-04
Tons of girls graced the stage Saturday night at the Nampa Civic Center for the Miss Amazing Pageant.
The event encourages girls and women of all ages with many different disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a fun environment.
The girls wore dresses, were treated to hair and makeup by professionals, and got to go on stage to let their beauty shine in front of a sold out crowd.
The pageant has become wildly popular here in the treasure valley, growing from just a handful of girls last year to around 80 this year.
When asked what it means to be Miss Amazing, contestant Evelyn Martinez said "it means a lot. It means to be confident in your ability."
"These women have so much energy and they are all so beautiful and unique in their own way and they get recognition for that and just the energy in the room and the applause.. and they feel beautiful and inspired and appreciated.  It's a great feeling to have. I mean, everyone likes that," said Shannon Berry.
The winner, 14-year-old Samantha Knox, will head to Chicago to compete in the national Miss Amazing Pageant.