Thao Lai

Fitness is me and it’s my passion. I am a true believer in you are what you eat and do...your body is your sanctuary.

Placed 20th

in south group eleven

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Thao Lai 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 that people look at their lifestyle and health and make it a priority to be fit and healthy. Your body is your sanctuary and you only get one body so you need to take care of it. Being fit now may help prevent future illnesses. When you are fit and healthy, you feel better about yourself and excude confidence.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has made me evaluate what my health means to me. It has helped me understand how foods affect my fitness and health. I now make my health and fitness one of priorities aside from my family. It is a part of my every day routine and life. I also try to pass that on to my family by talking to them about fitness and by prepping individual meals for them.

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

I am known as the fit one among my friends and would always get comments on how they want to be like me. I’d like to be someone they would come to for fitness advice. I will take the necessary steps to get my certification as a personal trainer and increase my knowledge with additional nutrition courses to help my family, friends and those that need my assistance.