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Sisters Maggie and Amanda Wothe both currently hold pageant titles. Maggie is Miss Teen Detroit Lakes International and Amanda is Miss Pageant Gal of Hope. Maggie said her titles give her a voice to help inform people about the Special Olympics and her sister's Down Syndrome. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Pageant sisters: Campaigning against the 'R' word

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Two Frazee sisters are proving that while beauty is only skin deep, its effects can go all the way to the heart. The Wothe women have “a thing” for beauty pageants. Mom Tammy Wothe started the whole thing. “I was Mrs. Becker County International 2003,” she said, as her daughters, 25-year-old Amanda and 18-year-old Maggie, donned their own crowns and sashes. None of them are only one-time winners, particularly Maggie, who has held seven beauty queen-related titles.


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