Ocean County, NJ (WTXF) The Miss Amazing pageant is a platform for girls and women with disabilities to share their abilities and ambitions. The pageant is asking for dress donations due to a last-minute hitch.
16-year-old MacKenzie Van Den Bogart went through the lone rack of gowns to be provided to contestants free-of-charge in this year's Miss Amazing pageant.
"We're looking for the whole package to dress a girl from head-to-toe," Mackenzie told FOX 29.
With help from mom, MacKenzie runs the New Jersey pageant, which is designed to create a special day for women with mental or physical disabilities. Contestants like Patrice and Sydney Booz don't have the money to buy their own gowns for a one-time, special event like this.
"I want to be fabulous. Like a superstar princess!" said Patrice Jetter.
But a last-minute logistical hitch left the contest with far fewer donated dresses than they need and contestants are due to meet this Saturday to pick out their pageant-wear.You can donate dresses to the Miss Amazing Pageant the following ways: by calling Cindy Van Den Bogart's Cell Phone at 609-516-9347 or message them on their Facebook Page: New Jersey Missing Amazing Pageant
"You're talking about style change. You're talking about size changes even within the same age group not everyone is made the same, and so you need a selection," said MacKenzie's mother, Cindy Van Den Bogart.
Like that prom dress in your closet or the bridemaids dress you'll never wear again.
Miss Amazing pageants are run all over the country and are centered on abilities not disabilities to empower women like Patrice and Sydney on stage and looking like a million bucks.
"Just to see a smile on a girl's face because she puts on a gown because she finally feels pretty for a day is amazing!" MacKenzie told FOX 29.