Karishma Patel

In the Indian community, women are looked down for voicing their thoughts. No one should feel ashamed to live a healthy lifestyle.

Placed 10th

in her group

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

Fitness is a lifestyle and you should always make long term goals vs short term. It’s not a process that will happen overnight, you have to be patient, consistent and dedicated! Fitness isn’t just physical, it’s also about your mental state. When both are on the same page, it changes everything.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has been a form of therapy for me and it has helped shape me as a person mentally and physically. This past year it’s been a bigger focus on my mental health because I believe that if you get your mental state in check, everything else will follow.

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

If I were to win this competition, I would donate the money to Braille Institute. My sister and brother in law are both visually impaired (blind), knowing & seeing the struggles that they have faced, I would do anything to help the community.