Miss Amazing started in a Omaha, NE with a handful of volunteers and a thirteen-year-old girl with a dream. Miss Amazing founder, Jordan Somer, was just another kid who loved volunteering with the Special Olympics. So, when she developed an urge to create something for her community, she knew that she wanted to create something for the Special Olympics athletes.
It was this combination of creativity and passion that gave birth to a new program for girls and women with disabilities. Jordan took the premise of pageantry, a vehicle that she had always used to expand her potential, and made it accessible and empowering for the female athletes that she had met at the Special Olympics. Just a few months after the idea’s conception, she held the first Miss Amazing Pageant in November of 2007. This inaugural event was a pure and powerful celebration of abilities that continues to be a reference point for our mission today.