Blind woman becomes judge to select beauty pageant winnerBy Emily Lewis 5:55 AM February 11, 2018
A woman who is blind was chosen as a judge to help determine the winner of a beauty pageant in Canada.
Officials of the Mrs. Canada Globe announced that 31-year-old Ashley Nemeth of Regina, Saskatchewan, will join the panel of 6 judges because of her ability to recognize inner beauty.
Nemeth became blind as a child. She is a married mother of several children and a blogger who is trying to break down stereotypes about blindness.
The organization wrote on Instagram: “Excited to introduce celebrity judge Ashley Nemeth who will be joining our judging panel this weekend at the Mrs. Canada Globe Pageant.
“Ashley Nemeth is recognized as a vocal advocate who breaks down barriers for the blind and partially sighted community.
“As a role model, she is breaking down barriers, stigmas, and misconceptions, and addressing issues that her community faces by speaking publicly.
“She is also a leader by example and represents the possibilities for people with sight issues by achieving a high level of independence and mastering living life to its fullest, not letting disability determine what she can and can’t do.”