National Miss Amazing pageant crowns three Idaho women in Chicago

Jaymee Peterson (bright pink dress), Abigail Manery (purple dress) and Sarah Patterson (mauve dress) celebrate along with other contestants at the Miss Amazing Pageant in Chicago. Photo courtesy Ashlie Van Vorous

Three Idaho women will represent the state of Idaho over the next year, as Miss Amazing National queens.

Abigail Manery, Jaymee Peterson and Sarah Patterson are the new National Teen Miss Amazing, Jr. Miss Amazing, and Senior Miss Amazing queens. They were all crowned queens in Chicago after several days of showing their confidence and grace on stage. The girls competed in a talent portion, interview, and introduced themselves on stage. Many of the girls spent months fundraising to make it to the national stage.

The three girls will now travel the country, helping dispel stereotypes, and empower other girls and women with disabilities.

Leading up to nationals, Abigail was being featured in an international documentary. The production company putting the documentary together is from New Zealand; they create films that focus on chronic health and disabilities. The crew came to Idaho for filming for three days back in June, and was also in Chicago filming nationals. The documentary is expected to air sometime in September.

Back in June, Abigail told KBOI 2News Miss Amazing has changed her life. She said, "now I feel like I can tell people stuff about me I've never been able to tell before. I'm more comfortable talking about my disabilities... and being able to have more confidence."

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