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 a 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.
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.
2021 MS. WHEELCHAIR USA COMPETITION
The 2021 Ms. Wheelchair USA national competition will be
held July 10-18, 2021 in Northeast, Ohio. Contestants will participate in a week of exciting activities, appearances, media events and, of course, rehearsals for the on-stage competitions to win the title of Ms. Wheelchair USA!
Tickets go on sale Jun 15, 2021 at 11am EST. On-stage competitions are Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17, 2021. Doors open at 6pm EST and shows are open to the public. Orchestra seating is $35 and Reserved Seating is $30 per seat, each night.
Date and Time: July 16, 2021 - July 16, 2021
Location: CenterStage Theatre - Walsh Jesuit High School, 4550 Wyoga Lake Rd. , Cuyahoga Falls, OH