Hungary hosted what the organizers claimed to be Europe's first ever beauty pageant - Miss Colours Hungary - for the differently-abled contestants in Budapest Saturday.
The pageant was held almost four decades after the first Ms. Wheelchair America pageant was held (in 1973). Katalin Eszter Varga (26) won the contest, followed by Edina Melnyik in the second place and Marietta Laura Molnar in the third place. Varga, a saleswoman, was crowned by fashion model Szilvia Magony for winning the Miss Colours Hungary title.
Following this win, Varga will raise awareness of the wheelchair's successes, achievements and the importance of accessibility, as an ambassador for a year.
"The beauty contest is to show that the wheelchair is especially important for women of beauty and femininity, and the wheelchair ladies are beautiful, attractive, feminine, so there is no reason to consider them differently than healthy counterparts," the organizers said.
The pageant's jury took into account the contestants' personality, their overall look, vocation and communication skills before deciding on the winners.
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