Miss Magnificent Pageantry
Our founder, Lillian Reeves, began competing in beauty pageants when she lived in Alabama in 2010. Through participating in those pageants, she became involved with her community through hours and hours of community service at numerous locations. Her favorite community involvement was volunteering at a local equestrian camp, where individuals with special needs were given horseback riding lessons.
Upon moving back to Texas in late 2012, Lillian shifted her work with individuals with special needs from the barn to the school. She joined her local Best Buddies Chapter, participated in the adaptive PE class, and during her senior year volunteered as a teacher's assistant for the special education teachers at her school. These experiences not only started Lillian's love for special education but also brought about the idea of Miss Magnificent.
Lillian's enjoyment of competing in pageants and working with individuals with special needs brought her to realize that there was a lack of pageants for girls and women with disabilities. Beauty pageants helped Lillian gain self-confidence and improve her own communication skills. By creating Miss Magnificent Pageantry, Lillian hopes to give individuals with special needs a pageant system they can enjoy while improving their self-esteem, confidence, and communication skills.
While other pageants may focus solely on the physical appearance of their contestants, Miss Magnificent Pageantry goes much deeper than that. Our pageants are tailored around the abilities of our contestants. They will not lose points for being nonverbal or getting stage fright. Our pageant system is about improving self-esteem, confidence, and communication skills all while having fun. We do our best to ensure that our judging and scoring reflect that.
At a Miss Magnificent pageant, everyone is a winner.
The idea of Miss Magnificent is born.
The first Miss Magnificent pageant is held in Rockwall, Texas.
Miss Magnificent receives its
The first pageant outside of Texas is held in Alexandria, Louisiana.
We crowned our 50th queen and 50th princess.
Hear what our participants and their families have to say.
"Seeing our girls, alongside all the other girls, completely light up with joy when they won something, was the best sight ever. So many times I was moved to tears during the pageant to see how special each girl was, and how genuine and precious they were."
LEEANN, Junior Miss Princess
"I'm a princess, mommy!"
"Most rewarding experience for my daughter! This pageant has awaken her little spirit in a very large way! She feels important! Thank You!!!!"