Father-Daughter Duo Competes in Beauty Pageant

Father-Daughter Duo Competes in Beauty Pageant

McKenzie Carey and her dad Mike Carey are here you steal your heart. [Today]

McKenzie is living with mitochondrial disease, which deprives her body of energy. In the US, approximately 1,000 to 3,000 children per year are born with a mitochondrial disease. The disease confines McKenzie mainly to her wheelchair and limits her verbal communication to just a few words.

But that doesn’t stop McKenzie from competing in pageants like any other young lady, and this isn’t the first time McKenzie has wowed the crowd. She has competed in over 100 pageants and has performed the two-step, hip hop, the waltz and several other dances with her dad.

Best. Dad. Ever.


About justin

He was the kid that you probably hated in elementary school. Loud, obnoxious, and attention-seeking, Justin was intent on getting what he wanted at all costs. After too many summers spent in some form of a plaster-cast, he settled for what his teachers couldn't stand: TALKING! As it turns out, it worked!