I aspire to help women grow "stronger than their struggles" & pursue their best lives through a healthy lifestyle.

Placed 20th

in south group eighteen

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

The only person who is going to ultimately inspire you and motivate you to become fit and healthy is YOU. Your fitness journey is an ever changing one and no one is going to do the work for you. Never forget your REASON as to WHY you started pursuing this lifestyle in the first place. Not every day will be easy, and you will encounter plenty of ups and downs, but that's the beauty of the lifestyle. Always remember that everyone began somewhere and that this lifestyle is never a race.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

It has completely transformed my life. In the past 5 years, it has helped me to improve my self confidence and the relationship I have with myself. The gym is my stress reliever and the place where I ultimately found myself. I look forward to training every day because I thrive on challenging myself and I love how there are always opportunities to improve physically.

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

First, I would give my parents a dream vacation. I wouldn't be who I am today without their love and support and they deserve the world and more for everything they have done for me. Secondly, I would finally pursue my dream goal of traveling the world for an entire year. I have only been to 2 countries in my entire life and that needs to change - but it has been difficult to do with my lifestyle right now. I want to see the world one day, so hopefully I finally get the opportunity to do it.