Miss Amazing pageant helps girls shine in Anchorage
A local organization is giving girls with disabilities the chance to show off their talents.
The Miss Amazing Pageant is waltzing down Anchorages runway this weekend. One of the former queens said this is what she looks forward to every year.
Lexi Wooster, a contestant in the pageant said: "this has been a dream come true."
Wooster has been showing her talents off for the Miss Amazing pageant for the past few years.
She won a queen title in 2015 and 2016. This year, she's looking for another crown.
Angela Kapinos brought the pageant to Alaska five years ago and says it makes a world of a difference for the girls who compete.
"It's a pageant they get to participate in life skills, resume building, public speaking in interviews and I think it really helps them in real life and everything that goes along with that," said Kapinos. "It's so awesome to see them go from being shy and introverted to loving to be on stage showcasing their abilities."
Throughout the pageants, Lexi's dad has noticed a change in his daughter.
"I think she's got more confidence and she is still a big advocate for girls was down syndrome," said Chris Wooster, Lexi's dad. "I'm very proud she does a good job her talent hip-hop dance is my favorite to watch."
Lexi's dad says this pageant shows just how truly amazing the girls are.
"I think it's important that the word gets out and we have people come see what the girls are capable of because they are very talented," said Chris Wooster. "I think it's a really good thing for them."
If you would like to cheer the girls on, the event is at Dimond High School on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
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