Tiphany Adams

Tiphany Adams was a 17-year-old high school senior who dreamed of becoming a model when a drunk driver going 130 mph crashed head-on into the car she and two of her friends were in. Both of her friends were killed in the collision and Adams barely survived (initially, doctors gave her a 5 percent chance of survival), suffering trauma to her spinal cord that left her paralyzed from the waist down. However, never one to be kept down for long, the remarkable Adams returned to school six months later, actually graduated with her class and went on to successfully pursue a career in modeling and acting. Now, she and Angela Rockwood, Auti Angel and Mia Schaikewitz—all of whom are also paralyzed—are the subjects of the Sundance Channel docu-series Push Girls, premiering June 4 on the Sundance Channel. [+]