Angela Napoli went into her first Miss Amazing pageant for disabled women aged five to 35 in April with a positive attitude and no expectations. Not only did the 33-year-old walk away with Best Personality, she also took the title of Miss Amazing.
"She was crowned South Carolina's first Senior Miss Queen," said her mom, Sheri Camp.
"I was so happy," added Napoli.
The Miss Amazing pageant is held in more than 20 states each year with an entry fee of a five can food donation. The girls then have the opportunity to make friends and grow confidence all while giving back to their community.
"You just don't expect it. You go through life with a disabled child that is sometimes bullied, which Angela was at one point, and just different things," said Camp. "You just don't realize when they're older there's going to be something out there for them like this."
As a local winner, Napoli has been invited to represent South Carolina at the national pageant in Nebraska this August. She and her mother Sheri Camp have a goal to raise enough money for the trip by gaining sponsors.
"I'll just tell them I'm ready to go on a trip and have a good time," said Napoli.
Wearing her same lucky Dorothy shoes she wore during her win, Napoli is now on a mission to tell her story to local businesses to get to nationals.
Despite having one crown, Napoli is going into the bigger competition with the same mindset and a list of new experiences.
"She's not really looking to win the pageant, the best time we had was meeting friends, other parents and other children that were at the pageant," said Camp.
Napoli has a donation page and will be offering fundraisers in the upcoming weeks at local businesses to raise the money.