Hungary Hosts Europe’s First Wheelchair Beauty Pageant (PHOTOS)

 
on February 27 2012 7:21 AM
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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.

Check out the pictures of the winners at the Miss Colours Hungary contest below.

Hungary Hosts Europe’s First Wheelchair Beauty Pageant

Fashion model Szilvia Magony places the crown onto Katalin Eszter Varga for winning the Miss Colours Hungary, the country's first wheelchair beauty contest, in Budapest Feb. 25, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungary Hosts Europe’s First Wheelchair Beauty Pageant

Second-placed Edina Melnyik (L), first-placed Katalin Eszter Varga (C) and third-placed Marietta Laura Molnar (R) pose after the Miss Colours Hungary, the country's first wheelchair beauty contest, in Budapest Feb. 25, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungary Hosts Europe’s First Wheelchair Beauty Pageant

Competitors pose on stage during the Miss Colours Hungary, the country's first wheelchair beauty contest, in Budapest Feb. 25, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungary Hosts Europe’s First Wheelchair Beauty Pageant

A competitor practices on the stage before the Miss Colours Hungary, the country's first wheelchair beauty contest, in Budapest Feb. 25, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungary Hosts Europe’s First Wheelchair Beauty Pageant

Katalin Eszter Varga smiles backstage after winning the Miss Colours Hungary, the country's first wheelchair beauty contest, in Budapest Feb. 25, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungary Hosts Europe’s First Wheelchair Beauty Pageant

Katalin Eszter Varga smiles after winning the Miss Colours Hungary, the country's first wheelchair beauty contest, in Budapest Feb. 25, 2012. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

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