Miss California Extraordinaire provides contestants with disabilities an experience of a lifetime. contestants will have the opportunity to have their hair and makeup done, by professionals within the local community. During the pageant, our judges are given score sheets to provide positive feedback such as ‘great smile’ or ‘beautiful dress’ so the girls can read them after the competition. Every contestant is a winner and receives a title.
The pageant will start with optional talent and active/fun wear competitions. The only mandatory competition is the formalwear category that follows. During the talent competition, the girls display a variety of talents including singing, dancing, and drawing. They wear outfits that make them feel good about themselves during the talent portion of, which is a confidence booster for the girls who participate.
This is an opportunity for women of all ages to make lifelong friendships. It shows them they can do anything that someone without a disability is able to do.
Why you should donate
1. With your donation Miss California Extraordinaire becomes more than a “Beauty Pageant”, but an “Esteem Pageant Event” with the focus of Building Self Esteem and confidence in all ladies involved.
2. With your donation, we can encourage girls of any age, to consider their goals, challenge themselves, and take pride in every area of their life. With your donation, not only would women with disabilities have greater opportunities but they would be able to lead fulfilling lives and our world would also reap the benefits of added value that these women bring.
3. When a donation is made to Miss California Extraordinaire women with disabilities reach their fullest potential and have greater opportunities to rise to key decision-making positions, our world sees economic returns and benefits from a larger and more diverse pool of visionaries.
How this will benefit the Neurodiverse population?
Only 34% of women with disabilities work for wages compared to 40% of men living with disabilities. Women with disabilities are 25% more likely to live in lower-class economies than men with disabilities