Araceli Velazquez

My name is araceli Velazquez, I am 21 years old from Chicago. I come from an athletic backround, fitness modeling and NPC competitor.

Placed 10th

in midwest group eight

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Araceli Velazquez and her voters for helping us donate $179,724.93 to our injured United States military veterans!


What would you recommend to others who want to be fit and healthy?

To others who want to be fit and healthy I would recommend to take it day by day . A lot of people just look towards the end goal.. but often times when you just look at the end goal it can be frustrating and you might even find yourself taking steps back. I say break it down, enjoy the process and you’ll find yourself achieving your goals faster and being happy with every step of the way

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness positively influenced my life in many ways. I am a personal trainer so I love constantly helping others achieve new heights and push them to their limits. It genuinely makes me happy being able to change peoples lives. I have been in sports all my life and transitioned to competing in bikini contests. I love that it gives me a competitive edge and has taught me how to be disciplened in all other aspects of my life as well. It has also shown me how to be patient and work hard for results.

If you were the next Ms Health and Fitness, what would you do with $20,000?

If I was the next Ms Health and Fitness, with 20,000 dollars I would like to pick a couple schools that do not have enough gym equitment for their students to donate to. Our health habits start from when we are young. A lot of kids are now getting diabetes at a young age because they aren’t putting enough emphasis on physical activity or don’t have the resources for it. Along with showing kids healthy eating habits. It’s becoming a bigger problem every year.