2017 Allyson Hart
State Titleholder Contestant Criteria
1. Woman who uses a wheelchair for 100% of daily mobility
2. Between ages 21 and 60
3. Resides in Virginia 6 months prior to Gala Weekend
4. Strong message about an issue relating to people with disabilities
5. Serve as the state titleholder at the Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant
For more information about becoming a contestant, please Contact Us Today!
Each year, a female wheelchair user is selected as “titleholder” through a weekend of educational workshops, interviews with judges, Table of Life displays, platform speeches and on-stage interview questions. She then spends the next year representing the organization and Virginians with disabilities, as well as ALL people as a role ("Roll") model of courage and hope. These wonderful women bring a positive, heartwarming and inspiring attitude toward life and show what can be done when faced with life’s obstacles.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Leila Dunning has decided to step down as Ms. Wheelchair Virginia 2017. We want to wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.
That being said, our First Runner-Up, Allyson Hart has graciously accepted the role as our new Ms. Wheelchair 2017! Congratulations Allyson!!