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The journey was just as rewarding as the destination: Celebrating my success as first runner up!

Updated: Jan 27, 2023

I am honored to have been crowned first runner up/ vice Miss Wheelchair World as a representative of The Netherlands at Miss Wheelchair World 2022.

Tirzah Lopez as first runner-up at Miss Wheelchair World 2022 in Baja California, Mexico.

To attend this event, it took courage, ambition and perseverance. Every candidate is a winner in my opinion. Each of the strong and beautiful women have a story to tell and need to be heard. It was a great experience to be a part of the event held in Baja California, Mexico. The best part was meeting so many amazing, beautiful women and all the people who made this event possible! Together we’ve made wonderful memories and new friends.

Congratulations to the winner Sandy Izquierdo from Peru!

From left to right; Tirzah Lopez from the Netherlands (1rst runner-up), Sandy Izquierdo from Peru (Winner), Ania Płoszyńska from Poland (2nd runner-up), Karen Rocha from Mexico (Director). Photo by M.D.

It’s important to keep spreading the message of representation and inclusion worldwide. Women with disabilities are worthy, beautiful and have many qualities. We need to keep sharing our stories & our beauty with the world!

Thank you for everyone who supported me to get to this event.

Tirzah Lopez holding the Dutch flag while sitting in her wheelchair wearing an evening gown. Photo by M.D.

"Living with a disability doesn't mean living without dreams - I'm proof of that!"

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