Derina Wilson

I'm an IFBB Fitness Pro, Yoga/Pilates/Barre instructor, fur baby mama, tough cookie, breast cancer survivor, and constant smiler!

Placed 20th

in northeast group four

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Derina Wilson 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?

I recommend that they don't give up and stick with it. It is easy to reach for unhealthy food choices and to stay home and be sedentary… But the benefits you receive from the inside and out after exercise and a healthy meal is that it makes you feel more energized and gives you more self confidence.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness positively influences my life by giving me a healthy habit. When I feel stressed… I go to the gym. When I need to connect myself to nature and myself… I go for a walk. When I lost both of my parents it was a way for me to take care of myself mentally, physically, and emotionally. It has also helped me to influence others to lead a healthy lifestyle.

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

I would first and foremost pay off any bills that have developed during my recovery from my double mastectomy. Being out of work for over 4 months has been a huge challenge, I would go on a much-needed vacation, and I would open up a fitness center (yoga, Pilates, barre, fitness, gymnastics, fitness, etc.) for both adults and kids.