Lakin Suiter

21 years old living in Paducah, Kentucky I’ve battled a chronic disease since I was 12 but finding the fitness industry has changed my

Placed 12th

in south group six

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Lakin suiter 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 would recommend finding a lifestyle that works best for YOU! Too many people go after what everyone on social media is doing and that get caught up in the world of comparison. Do what makes you happy rather it be bodybuilding, crossfit, or powerlifting...and find a diet that works best for you, not something that's going to make you unhappy. This is about creating a sustainable lifestyle for YOU!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Being diagnosed with lupus for 9 years, life hasn't been all rainbows and sunshine there have been very dark times in my life where I didn't know where to turn. After the summer of 2015 the year I was hospitalized for a month I decided I wanted to create a lifestyle thats focused on reaching my goals and creating a healthier lifestyle for myself. Finding the fitness industry has changed who I am as a person and has made me a healthier version of myself.

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

If I were the next Ms Health and Fitness I would use the $20,000 to invest in a personal training studio so I could start my career doing what I feel like I'm called to do and that is help people. Without my personal trainer I had when I first started this lifestyle I wouldn't be where I am today and I want to be able to have that impact on someones life.