Amanda Chandler earned the state title for Miss Amazing. This is not the first win for the 24-year-old Poquson resident. She reigned as Miss Amazing for the commonwealth in 2019.
The Miss Amazing program is a pageant for young ladies with disabilities. Amanda has tetrasomy and autism, according to Amanda’s mother, Jaimie Chandler.
The young ladies showcase their talents in music, dance, sports and art. Along the way, they make friends with young ladies from all over the commonwealth and the country. They also learn confidence and independence.
Amanda has worked hard this past year to stay busy. “The Pandemic hasn’t stopped her. She did Polar Plunge Virtually and The Awesomely Autistic Art Show in October that was held at the Newsome House Museum,” she said.
The Nationals are this summer on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. “We are gearing up for fundraising. We have a social media page on Facebook called ‘What’s up with Amanda’,” Chandler noted.