Darlene Tommelleo

I am a professional competitor bodybuilder who currently holds 3 Pro cards. I have always been active in the fitness world.

Placed 16th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Darlene Tommelleo and her voters for helping us donate to our injured United States military veterans!

What would you recommend to others who want to be fit and healthy?

I would recommend finding an activity that you like and enjoy doing so that you will continue doing it. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park you car farther away in the parking lot instead of as close to the door as possible, and use the restroom at the office that's the farthest from your desk. It's a lifestyle; you live it, eat it, and breathe it.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

I'm healthy and fit. I eat as healthy as possible and I rarely eat processed food. I have learned how to eat healthy at restaurants, which doesn't mean eating salads. Fitness has given me the opportunity to assist others in their quest for health. I'm looking to further my career in the fitness industry by expanding into Fitness Modeling.

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

I would pay off debt, and the rest would go into the bank to help pay for Graduate school to attain my Master's degree.