The world’s first Miss Wheelchair World beauty pageant – 2017

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The competition is the first of its kind on a global scale, with participation from many countries including Russia, the United States, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico and India . It was organized by The Only One Foundation ( Fundacja Jedyna Taka). Competitors were chosen either in national rounds or by non-governmental organizations. What was considered important in competition was well explained by contest co-founder and jury president Katarzyna Wojtaszek-Ginalska “It is not the looks that matter the most…we have focused especially on the personality of the girls, their everyday activities, their involvement, social life, plans.”

The-winners
The winners

The contestants spent eight days in the Polish capital participating in rehearsals, photo shoots, conferences and visits.“The aim of the project is above all changing image and attitude for the woman on wheelchair. (…)The other our purpose is to show that beautiful women on wheelchair, they do live in different countries all over the world. We remind you that wheelchair is not a constraint impossible to bestride, it is just something additional to your personality. Every singe woman on wheelchair has got her right to be whoever she wants and to feel beautiful,” the organizers wrote on the official website. Their goal: “The Only One Foundation – we change the image and the attitufde for the disabled – all around the world. “

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