Since 2013, Illinois Miss Amazing has been a point of light with statewide impact


Our Story

We love our participants! Their smiles, laughter, and joy are the reason our volunteer staff put so much time and effort in to making this event the best it can be. Whether it's the stories from loved ones about the incredible positive change they saw in their daughter at Miss Amazing or the tears of joy as they see them gain confidence they never thought possible, we feel truly blessed to be a part of these girl's and women's lives. 

Miss Amazing is so much more than a weekend event. It is a platform for girls and women with disabilities to share their abilities and ambitions with friends, family, and the community. It is an experience that inspires all people to empower themselves and each other. By encouraging its participants to dream big and reach their full potential, Illinois Miss Amazing aims to show that the world is a much better place when the talents and ambitions of all people are celebrated and valued. 


OUR IMPACT

  • Nearly 100 girls and women with disabilities from across the state have participated in our program
  • Almost 200 volunteers have given their time to our program 
  • 500 pounds of canned and boxed food donated to a local pantry from our 2015 event alone
  • Approximately 200 audience members attend our shows each year
  • More than 5 news outlets have featured the girls and women of Illinois Miss Amazing
  • Countless priceless friendships made!

MEET THE QUEENS

Click the photos below to find out more about our representatives! Illinois Miss Amazing is enjoying our year with the Queens who volunteer in their community, help with fundraising, and raise awareness for people with disabilities.

Illinois Miss Amazing Preteen Summer Nagele Click to read more about Summer!

Illinois Miss Amazing Preteen
Summer Nagele

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Illinois Miss Amazing Teen Kyla Jamar Click to read more about Kyla!

Illinois Miss Amazing Teen
Kyla Jamar

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Illinois Miss Amazing Sr. Miss Heather Vandoozer Click to read more about Heather!

Illinois Miss Amazing Sr. Miss
Heather Vandoozer

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Illinois Miss Amazing Jr. Teen Mia Jessica Santos Click to read more about Mia!

Illinois Miss Amazing Jr. Teen
Mia Jessica Santos

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Illinois Miss Amazing Jr. Miss Edith Reynolds Click to read more about Edith!

Illinois Miss Amazing Jr. Miss
Edith Reynolds

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