Yessenia Rodriguez

The best thing I ever did was make health and fitness my lifestyle.

Placed 8th

in south group six

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

Don't compare someone else's journey to your own. Know that if you want it and work for it you will be capable of reaching whatever goals you set for yourself. Start with small goals, be patient and consistent. The results of your effort will show and just don't give up on yourself. Find people who support your lifestyle change and don't forget to enjoy the process.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I was the least physically active person growing up and had such a terrible eating habit to the point where my self confidence reached rock bottom. Fitness changed that for me, it made me physically, emotionally, and mentally stronger.

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

I would build my brand as a fitness coach to empower people to get in the best shape of their life. Also pay off some student loans and take my mother on her dream vacation.