CONGRATULATIONS ERICA MYRON, THE NEW MS. WHEELCHAIR USA!
This IS Ms. Wheelchair USA…
The pageant world boasts more than 5,000 pageant competitions, but only two for women with mobility impairing disabilities. With the traditional spirit of pageantry in mind, Ms. Wheelchair USA recognizes that all women, despite any disability, can be glamorous, and can exhibit self-confidence in personal, professional, and public life.
Titles are won at state, regional, and national levels. Ladies must be 18 years old, but there is no age limit or marital status requirement. Unlike other disability-based pageants, contestants must have a mobility issue, but may also have use of their legs. The Ms. Wheelchair USA program does not discourage ability, but instead celebrates the individuality of the women who wear the MWUSA crowns. Competitors start by entering an application package which is judged, resulting in state and regional winners. Titleholders then compete with other national finalists in a ten-day event held each July in Northeast, Ohio.
The national titleholder is crowned following a week of activities, learning sessions, press appearances, rehearsals, and three nights of live, on-stage production numbers and competitions. Contestants compete in private and round-robin interviews, platform & marketing speeches, appear in evening wear, and answer questions on the spot from community and celebrity judges. Ms. Wheelchair USA provides a national platform for women with disabilities to exhibit their own kind of glamour, while encouraging and informing the viewers and all those involved. The 2022 competition will be held July 10-17, in Northeast Ohio. Applications are open now!
Ms. Wheelchair USA wins a national speaking and appearance tour and management contract. Of course, there is a custom designed crown, banner, and a prize package of gifts, gadgets, and opportunities.
The winners of Ms. Wheelchair USA reign in service. In addition to their own platforms, participants are involved with The Dane Foundation, and Ms. Wheelchair USA’s four national tenants.