Manuela Herrera

From being a 19 YR old over-weight binge eating obese bulimic college girl to losing 61lbs and compete in bikini competitions by age 20.

Placed 14th

in south group eighteen

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Manuela Herrera 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 to those who want to live a healthy life style is to start loving yourself the way you are but look at what you can improve in your life. Maybe its eating more whole foods, or start doing some type of cardio, even just learning how to eat healthier choices when eating out. Find something that works for YOU.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

The stories. The background. I love hearing what influenced other people to lose weight and become something they never thought was possible and hearing woman talk about how they were able to find a love for fitness and were able to use that to change their lives. It changed mine completely from being a short obese 19 year old to a bikini competitor by age 20. Losing a total of 61lbs in less than a year, I found what worked for me and I found an even bigger love for nutrition and weight lifting.

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

If I was the next Ms. Health and fitness and had $20,000, I would first pay off whatever I need to cover the rest of my college career in nutrition , and would then use whatever is left to help fund my future in missions trips to expand my knowledge of fitness, nutrition, and my weight loss story to help others around the world.