Beginning last year, the Texas Miss Amazing Pageant has been a point of light with statewide impact.
Miss Amazing provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment. We offer a chance for women from different walks of life to learn from each other and develop a valuable support system. We provide opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to test their boundaries and take on new challenges. We provide a public platform for girls and women with disabilities to define themselves on their own terms and dispel stereotypes.
Miss Amazing founder, Jordan Somer, was just another kid who loved volunteering with the Special Olympics. So, when she developed an urge to create something for her community, she knew that she wanted to create something for the Special Olympics athletes.
It was this combination of creativity and passion that gave birth to a new program for girls and women with disabilities. Jordan took the premise of pageantry, a vehicle that she had always used to expand her potential, and made it accessible and empowering for the female athletes that she had met at the Special Olympics. Just a few months after the idea’s conception, she held the first Miss Amazing Pageant in November of 2007. This inaugural event was a pure and powerful celebration of abilities that continues to be a reference point for our mission today.
80 girls and women with disabilities from across the state have participated in our program on our first year alone.
100 volunteers have given their time to our program
100 pounds of canned and boxed food items have been donated to local church
Approximately 200 audience members attend our event
Several news outlets have featured the girls and women of Miss Amazing and Fox 26 interviewed some of our Amazing participants
Our Texas Miss Amazing participants love being a part of something that lets them project their confidence and beauty
Meet the Queens
Click the photos below to find out more about our 2017 and 2018 representatives!
2015 and 2016 Texas Miss Amazing Queens