Health & Beauty
The Pageant That Redefines Beauty
Forget fake tans and laser-white teeth. You're going to fall in love with these beauty queens
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The non-profit pageant, Miss You Can Do It, is celebrating its 10th year on a mission to broaden our notions of beauty by giving handicapped girls and women ages four to 25 the chance to compete in a beauty pageant of their own. Their disabilities range from Down syndrome to spina bifida, but these gals have one thing in common -- pure pluck.
We spend a lot of time doling out beauty wisdom, but pageants like Miss You Can Do It remind us of the Golden Rule: Beauty comes in all shapes, colors, ages, and sizes. These girls are the definition of total beauty -- confident, happy in their own skin, and brave.