Beauty Pageant Competitions (04:50)
Despite her disability, Abbey Curran participated in several beauty pageants; she won the Miss Iowa USA Pageant in 2008. Curran started the Miss You Can Do It Pageant for girls with special needs and challenges.
Non-profit Pageant (01:36)
The Miss You Can Do It Pageant is about the beauty behind the challenge; everybody receives an award. Young contestants discuss participating in the pageant.
Tierney, Contestant #5 (01:56)
Tierney, age five, has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II; she has a 40% chance to live to the age of seven. Tierney chases after butterflies in her wheelchair.
Miss You Can Do It Contestants (03:27)
Kenna, contestant #23, has a comprehension disability. Ali, contestant #32, was born with spina bifida; she has had nine surgeries.
Pampering the Contestants (03:56)
Miss You Can Do It contestants get their hair and makeup done. Teyanna, contestant #12, was stillborn, but doctors brought her back; she has cerebral palsy.
Pageant Interviews (04:13)
Contestants participate in a 2-3 minute interview with a panel of judges. See Ali and Kenna's interview. Curran reflects on the interviews.
Delaney, Contestant #6 (02:09)
Delaney has cerebral palsy. She participates in a 2-3 minute interview with a panel of judges. Her parents state that her biggest frustration is a lack of independence.
Living with Cerebral Palsy (05:04)
Pageant judges discuss Curran as a role model. Her parents discuss her development; see home videos of Curran as a child. Teyanna participates in a 2-3 minute interview with a panel of judges
Meg, Contestant #21 (03:32)
Meg is shy during her interview with the panel of judges. Her mother discusses learning Meg has Down syndrome and deciding to adopt a girl with Down syndrome from the Ukraine.
Alina, Contestant #20 (03:12)
Meg and Alina's parent discuss their adoption experience with Alina and their children participating in a pageant. Alina participates in a 2-3 minute interview with a panel of judges.
Tierney's Interview (04:33)
Tierney participates in a 2-3 minute interview with a panel of judges. Parents of contestants share their feelings about their children and participating in the pageant. Meg and Alina's parents describe an incident of vandalism.
Pageant Night (05:34)
Contestants participate in the evening gown competition; hear comments from their parents. Curran is a role model for Delaney.
Teyanna's Evening Gown (02:50)
Teyanna reads a portion of her award winning essay. She participates in the evening gown competition. Teyanna plans to walk in the competition next year.
Awards Ceremony (04:17)
Contestants receive awards for their participation in the pageant. Delaney is crowned Miss You Can Do it.
Credits: Miss You Can Do It (01:12)
Credits: Miss You Can Do It
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