Prodigy
For ten young women from across Europe, the competition in Hanover, Germany this month was about making the point that disability should not detract from beauty.

The Beauties in Motion in 2007 competition is for physically handicapped women, and is aimed at boosting their confidence, showing them that their disabilities don't make them any less beautiful.

"In smart casual togs or long evening dresses in brilliant colours, Milena of Macedonia, Gerardina of Italy and Germany's Ines relished the limelight as hundreds of spectators looked on and a professional jury sized them up," Yahoo news said.

"Each of the women was aiming to see her face splashed across a magazine cover or featured in a television commercial."