Ms. Abilities America is not connected to any of the pageants unless noted, except for the fact that some of our titleholders have participated in some of them in one way or another. We would like to show others their choices of the many pageants they can enter in order to reach their fullest potential. Not every pageant is for every individual, and we recognize the many choices one can chose in order to gain the experience of participating in a pageant. We encourage our titleholders and those who are potential titleholders to research their choices to get the fullest enjoyment from the world of pageants. If you have another pageant you would like to have recognized, please email the suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to include it on this page.
This pageant has multiple categories to allow everyone to shine. They are our sister pageant, and one that everyone should check out.
To compete in the Miss Deaf International, a contestant may not first win a local pageant. The most important quality is to have the commitment, perseverance, talent, ambition, and determination. To compete, you must meet the following requirements:
This pageant is for disabled females and males of all ages to have their chance to shine. Every girl ages 1 to 100 are welcomed and encouraged to take this experience.This pageant not what some people think it is, this pageant is the opportunity for you to look and feel beautiful and to have people there to celebrate and support you. Every participant is going to go home with their head held high and a trophy and tiara on their head.
•To qualify, contestants must be women, ages 18 and older by July 30, 2013. There is no “age limit” in this competition!
•Contestants should utilize a wheelchair or other mobility device as their main source of mobility however; this program DOES NOT exclude women who may be able to utilize their legs.
•Contestants must be residents or students in their state for at least two months.
•Contestants may be married, single, or divorced.
•Contestants may have children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, or no children.
State contestants are judged by a panel, following the same guidelines as the national competition. Contestants are selected
At the state level based on the application package they submit.
Miss You Can Do It Pageant, a national non-profit pageant
created just for girls and women with special needs and challenges and a whole new world that opens just one night a year. A world where wishing on stars and dreaming big is an every day event, and a world where everyone has an equal opportunity. It's a world where there are no need for special education classes because all you have to do is ask for help and you've got it, a world where every dream has the possibility of becoming a reality. Contestants must be between 4 and 25 years old.
Individuals ages 4 and up who have been diagnosed with a moderate to severe intellectual or developmental disability or a related condition may participate in the Butterfly Dreams Pageants.
The Miss Amazing Pageant is a program that gives girls and young women with disabilities the opportunity to build self-confidence in a supportive environment. Contestants must be 10 or older to compete.
The Miss Black Deaf America pageant is a competition for young Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing women in areas of platform, talent, style, and interview. Since its inception in 1983 during the second National Black Deaf Advocates Conference in Philadelphia, PA, the pageant has crowned more than 20 Miss Black Deaf America winners. In addition to the competition, the MBDAP program also promotes young ladies with education and leadership opportunities for their professional and personal growth and prepares them to be role models for today’s young girls. MBDAP winners receive its scholarship towards supporting their educational goals.
This is a pageant for the ladies who are between ages 6 to 25 years old. The contestant must have some type of special needs.