Desiree Alferes

This is your life, and you have the power to make it what you choose. Never settle for less than the best version of you.

Placed 16th

in west group twelve

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

Health is all encompassing, it is working daily on improving who you are as a whole. Through nutrition, through exercise, through mental and emotional clarity. My first suggestion to anyone is always seek to better yourself and health and fitness will follow. Enjoy the process and the lifestyle. Find your passion for improving YOU, and let that fuel your fitness journey.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I have switched careers completely this year so that I can help others find their passion for health and fitness. I absolutely love helping, guiding and encouraging others who want to change their lifestyle. Fitness is my stress reliever, it helped me through being a single mom in college, through building a career and then it helped me find my calling in life. It has given me a platform to stand on as a woman who had a child, gained 60 pounds, lost it, and now as a national figure competitor.

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

If I won, I can not say what I would do with 20 thousand dollars yet. Honestly I want the spread in the magazine to help other. To share my knowledge and inspire others. My passion is not in money it is in opening up and sharing what I know and love to make a difference. I am looking at building a site that will support this, so I suppose the money can help launch the site. However I’ve always been a single mom, working for what I have so money is not my focus, empowering and guiding other