Beauty Rocks and Freedom Fitness of Anderson, SC would like to announce the third annual “You Are Beautiful Pageant” to raise money for Special Olympics!

This is a special needs beauty pageant that will shine light on the beauty of each contestant’s unique abilities and positive life outlook. We believe every girl is beautiful and worthy to be recognized for it! The pageant will be held at the Anderson Civic Center, January 30, 2020 and we are searching for all who may be interested in participating.


  • Female participants with “unique abilities” (of ALL ages)
  • Male escorts with “unique abilities”
  • Current Pageant Title Holders to sign autographs and be famousJ
  • Volunteers to help the magical day go as planned and treat our participants like the queens they are
  • Auction items
  • Vendors

*Volunteers may include: Hair stylist, Makeup Artist, Pageant Title holders, Photographers, Concessions help, Back Stage/On stage assistance and more.

We encourage you to reach out to your student government committee and/or other extracurricular activities to volunteer. This would be an awesome way to promote your school and earn community service hours. We welcome any help as we see every hand as a helping hand.

To fill out the volunteer form, click here.


The “You Are Beautiful” pageant is proud to announce that with your help, we have raised over $3,400 for Anderson Area 14 Special Olympics! Our silent auction is how we raise this money. People give items ranging from gift cards to bikes to be auctioned off for our local Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides a safe and encouraging atmosphere for people of all ages to compete in athletic games. Freedom Fitness and Beauty Rocks are strong advocates for health and fitness, we believe that this event provides our special needs community an avenue to enjoy life and promotes a healthy lifestyle for the individuals.  

If you would like to donate an auction item, please fill out the form below.

All auction items are to be dropped off by Monday, Jan. 27th. at:

2802 East N Avn Anderson, SC 29625

Auction items must be new or antique. 

To fill out the auction item form, click here.

If you would like to set up a booth or venue at the event, we welcome you! Booth/ Venue fees are $25 if you provide your own table and $35 if you would like for us to provide a table for you.  We do ask that you donate a proceed or percentage of your sales to “Anderson Area 14 Special Olympics”. Please fill out a form bellow. 

(Set up times are to be announced.)

To fill out the booth form, click here.

Age Divisions

Ages 6 and up are qualified to compete and escort.


Each contestant will compete in Evening Gown and have the opportunity to win an array of awards, ranging from Prettiest Eyes to our Over All Winner!
*In the future, we hope to add an optional theme wear competition. If this is able to be added into this year’s pageant, we will notify every contestant.

Most Photogenic Optional Competition

Optional at +$5 for both male escorts and female participants. Any type of photo is acceptable for photogenic, but please have the photo in a clear sheet protector labeled with the name and age of participant. Photos can be either black and white or color no larger than 8×10.

2020 Optional Theme Wear Competition

This years theme is “Heroes Are Among Us”. We believe the special needs community is made up of natural heroes! We want to showcase them in any outfit they deem a super hero. This could range from spider woman to a nurse or Dr.  Our Special needs community deserves to feel as special and powerful as the person they deem so highly! In our eyes, they are already a hero, themselves! *This competition is only for our FEMALE contestants and will be held as the first phase of this years pageant.


There will be a range of awards your child can be recognized for. Every year, we add more to the list for each contestant to be awarded something. Every contestant and escort will receive a “You Are Beautiful” pageant goodie bag. Contestants will be scored on personality, confidence, smile and energy.

Ramp and stairs will be provided to a 2ft risen stage.

Registration Options

Contestants can enter individually or bring an escort or contestant with them. Find a friend in your class or from any Special Olympics activities that you would like to escort you and enter into photogenic competition for FREE! Both applications and fees must be mailed in together.

Early Princess and Prince Registration: January 8th (Save $5 on standard deadline fee)

Participant Fee: $35

Escort Fee: $20

Standard Registration: January 22nd

Participant Fee: $40

Escort Fee: $25

Contestants who enter after January 22nd are subject to a $15 late registration fee.
Mail entry form and checks (make payable to You Are Beautiful Pageant) to:

Raegan McCullough
10307 Hwy 81 South
Iva, SC 29655

Additional questions can be email to or 864.314.7290


Judges will be informed that Sunday dress or pageant/prom dress is acceptable; hair and make-up should be age appropriate. Judges will score based on beauty, energy, personality and attire. Judges will look for personality vs. modeling in all ages. Judging criteria for evening gown is as follows:

• Each contestant may receive a maximum of 30 points (10 points per judge X 3 judges).

• Judges will be looking for beauty (first impression, smile and hair), attire (complimentary of contestant, age-appropriate, and fit), and energy/personality (posture, self-confidence, smile, and modeling).
• Each contestant may receive judges’ comments after the pageant. Judges will write encouraging comments for each contestant. We hope this will help build self-esteem and confidence in your girls!


Admission at the door will be $10 per person (cash only, please). Each contestant may have one (1) chaperon with her during the pageant; this chaperon will be admitted free of charge. We have limited space in the dressing room so no males allowed without special provisions. Please contact us prior to pageant date.

Requirements and Dress Code

Requirements for this year’s pageant season:
• All Contestants must have special needs to compete
• All Escorts must have special needs to participate
• Contestants and Escorts must be ages 6 and up

Contestant Dress Code:
• Evening gown dress
• Long Prom, ballroom dress or Sunday dress • No short dresses allowed

Escort Dress Code:
• Sunday Dress
• Example: Khakis, Button up shirt/polo and Blazer