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Barbados to host beauty pageant for young women with disabilities

San Juan, Jan 7 (EFE).- The government of Barbados will host a beauty pageant for young women with physical disabilities “to showcase their inner and outer beauty.”

The Shine like a Diamond pageant will be held at the Hilton Barbados on March 22, the special envoy for persons with disabilities at the National Disabilities Unit, Roslyn Hurley, said in a statement Wednesday.

The pageant is calling for applications from young women between the ages of 18 and 25.

The candidates selected for the pageant will be evaluated in four categories: casual wear, evening wear, talent and question and answer.

Last November, Hurley told the press that she expected the pageant would transcend Barbados to the Caribbean.

She said she looked forward to having a Miss Caribbean Disabled Queen show, Loop News Barbados reported