Ferne Leonard

I’m 18. I’ve had to take my happiness, control and balance into my own hands. I advocate empowerment and being in touch with you

Placed 44th

in international group eleven

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

Balance. The key is balance. Not going too extreme or too lazy, because you’re body is a living organism that needs to be listened to. You should be working with it, not trying to force it to change. I use mediation to connect with my body, to know how much exercise I should be aiming for and what food I should be eating. But I don’t box myself, if I want a chocolate bar I will dam well have one! Just not every minute of everyday. Being fit and healthy is about being happy, so live a

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I was cheated on and I also had a seriously debilitating illness. Through health and fitness I could take all of that that into my own control and power. I hate feeling like the world just throws stuff at you, instead I wanted to take fate into my own hands! Fitness was my open door, now my self confidence is through the roof and I have the strength that I never had even before my illness. Now not only can I make healthier relationships with others, but I have the best relationship with myself.

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

I want to start a business. I’m 18, but I have huge aspirations. I want to go into politics to change people’s lives and the system still suppresses so many! But having gotten into fitness, I also want to change people’s lives this way. With this money I want to explore a new kind of health and fitness regime, one where you are interconnected with your body, fitness and needs. I want to help people take back control of their own lives in a new and different way.