We’ve been so excited to share these with you!
Sometimes in life, you get to come in contact with the best people.
People who have cool and creative ideas.
People who like to help other people.
This is a story about that.
If you follow our blog, you’ve seen part 1 of this from a few years ago.
See, Madison, our friend (and 2014 senior. Yes, you read that right. She’s now just a Freshman in college)
has been involved in beauty pageants for years.
She’s GREAT at it. Poised, beautiful, sweet, all those things.
She won “Fairest of the Fair” here, and even competed in the state pageant.
But she knew that true beauty is more than just looks, and she decided to showcase what true beauty looks like.,
AND she has always had a heart for those with special needs.
Thus, the “Miss Fabulous Pageant” was born.
It’s a pageant designed to let people in the special needs community shine.
Notice this contestant. She is our friend, Emily. Shout out to Emily!
What is a pageant without a little talent portion?
Every lady who competes gets a sash, crown, and flowers, and the guys who escort get a trophy.
There is no age limit, either, so anyone can participate.
You guys, this look says it all.
There is no doubt that a project like this takes A LOT of work.
I mean, last pageant had over 120 participants.
But, something like this is life-changing for those people involved.
And I’m not just talking about the contestants.
So, we want to encourage everyone to get involved with something like this.
You won’t regret it.
OH! And I almost forgot!
(Ok, no I didn’t. I just wanted to say that.)
Ever heard of a guy named “Kid President?”
If you haven’t, it’s past time to look him up.
Well, KP’s brother-in-law, Brad (and creative genius)
went to camp with Zach when Zach was in High School.
You guys, they are the kindest, most genuine, creative people you will EVER meet.
They practice what they preach.
And they smile….um…100% of the time.
Anyway, when they ask if they can borrow some Miss Fabulous images for their book, you say yes.
(And then secretly do a happy-dance, but try to play it cool…like it’s no big deal.)
I mean, we’re just happy to help tell the story.
And seriously, this book has been on the New York Times Best Sellers list for a MONTH.
And for such good reason.
It’s FULL of inspiring stories and creativity.
And Justin Timberlake.
If you haven’t picked your copy, go to Amazon now.
You won’t be sorry.
Special thanks to all those people out there who make someone else’s day brighter.
In the advice of KP, Keep being awesome.
Oh, and since it’s Thursday, here’s a little iPhone #TBT for ya.
I’d definitely not make a good president. :)