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|Born||Lodi, California, U.S.|
|Notable work(s)||Push Girls|
Tiphany Adams is an American reality television personality, actress, model and speaker.
In 2000, at the age of 17 she was a passenger in a car struck head on by an intoxicated driver traveling over 130 miles per hour. All were believed to be dead but then first responders heard sounds coming from Tiphany. They used the "Jaws of Life" to reach her and airlift her to the hospital. Everyone else involved in the accident – the drunk driver as well as Tiphany’s two friends – were killed. Tiphany was diagnosed as a paraplegic with a T10 fracture and L2 movement.
In her teen years Adams had a wild spirit, she was raised in the country near Lodi, California. As a young girl she participated in 4-H. She knew she wanted to help the world in some way and was not certain how she could do that from Lodi. She attended five different schools and due to her rebellious behavior was suspended and almost expelled more than once. She knew she was a teenager with major issues. She found escape during high school in her theater classes and choir. It was there she fell in love with performing. After the car accident she wasn't certain if she could pursue acting in a wheelchair. She also wanted to model but again the wheelchair came into play as a possible barrier. A key question for her was could she build a successful career in acting and modeling, using her success to bring awareness to the true beauty inside all people.
Following high school Tiphany studied child development and psychology at San Joaquin Delta College. She has experience teaching in the classroom preschool through sixth grade. Additionally she is a fitness trainer and has worked as a circuit trainer in Northern California. She relocated to the Los Angeles and has since pursued her dreams as a model and actor. Tiphany comes from a large Italian family that are very supportive of her work.
In 2012, Sundance Channel announced the creation of the series Push Girls, a reality television series about living with paralysis in Hollywood produced by Gay Rosenthal, which stars Adams among "four dynamic, outspoken and beautiful women" in the Los Angeles area.
In addition to her work on Push Girls, Tiphany speaks and advocates publicly on the topics of drunk and distracted driving, LGBT issues, nutrition, wellness and fitness. She is an ambassador for Wish Upon a Teen, an organization that provides resources and opportunities to teenagers dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or recovering from injury or chronic illness.
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- Wish Upon a Teen
1. "Tiphany and Mia of 'Push Girls' stay fit with and without the wheelchair". Los Angeles Times. November 15, 2013.