Miss Ecuador 2021 candidate Victoria Salcedo personifies a life without limits

19 Apr 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

The organization of Miss Ecuador will soon host the coronation ceremony for Miss Ecuador 2021 where the delegates will compete for the national crown and the opportunity to represent the country at Miss Universe 2021. The winner will succeed Miss Universe Ecuador 2020 Leyla Espinoza for the title who will is all set to represent the country at Miss Universe 2020 scheduled for May in the United States.

While the final list of potential delegates is being prepared for the competition, one of the divas who has caught everyone’s attention is Victoria Salcedo, who lost her limbs at an early age is now preparing her candidature at Miss Ecuador 2021 with immense dedication and determination.

Hailing from Guayaquil, Victoria Salcedo is a 23-year-old synonym for resilience. She studies journalism in Ecuador and became a famous influencer who works hard for inclusion. Victoria takes a strong message and request to the society to be more empathic. Salcedo suffered a brutal accident when she was 5 years old; she touched a high tension cable that resulted in the amputation of her arms and one of her legs.



However, as the years passed, this queen knew that the only way was to move on. She made the decision to move forward in the face of adversity, putting the importance of achieving whatever goal she set for herself first of all. It is her disability that has never stopped her. She uses prosthesis only on her leg and, from a very young age, she does everything with her right foot that she would do with her other limbs.

In a recent interview she said, “The accident did not stop her from fighting for her dreams and moving forward, because apart from studying journalism, she practices swimming and performs any activity without any problem.” She explains that the most difficult thing has been to adapt to people who often see her as less, so she has dedicated herself to learning to do a little of everything, with the help of her right foot and leg.

She loves fashion and styling, and has even participated in various competitions. In fact, in 2018 she was crowned Queen of Loja, an Ecuadorian city, and named a National Angel. A true symbol of inspiration for people of all ages, she has more than 100k followers on Instagram and 260k on TikTok, platforms where she constantly shares a message of positivism and creates awareness about disability.



Precisely, recognizing oneself and developing self- love is the speech that Victoria transmits not only in her social networks , but also in the different talks she gives, since she also works as a 'coach' and motivational speaker.

Miss Ecuador will be crowning the divas for the 2021 editions of Miss International, Miss Charm, Hispano-American Queen, Our Universal Latin American, Miss United Continents, Miss Landscape and Jewel of the World as well.