Lauren D'Allessandro

I am a full time ER Nurse with a passion for fitness. I am a sponsored athlete & NPC Women's Physique bodybuilder. Strong. IS. Beautiful

Placed 9th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Lauren D'Allessandro 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?

For individuals who want to be fit and healthy, I recommend they want to do it for themselves and no one else. We all have our own personal goals and have an image on how we want to look. It's important to focus on YOU and setting your own goals; short term and long term goals. When you begin your fitness journey, it's important you find something that you enjoy doing for exercise, it's never fun to dread a workout. Wake up everyday, be motivated, & excited on becoming a new YOU, for YOU!!!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has always been a part of my life growing up being an athlete. I was always that gym freak that went that extra step on bettering my performance & health. I completed my Bachelors in Science with a concentration in Exercise & Sport Science as I have such a love & passion for fitness. I enjoy being able to motivate & inspire others to better themselves anyway I can. Fitness is & always be a huge part of me, it's a way of life!

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

I would pay off some student loans as I hold two different degrees. I would put some money aside to donate to the local MSPCA as I have a love for animals, personally own a German Shepherd! Lastly, I would take some time to travel, take a couple vacations and time off from my crazy lifestyle as a full time ER Nurse and bodybuilder to simply just enjoy life a bit :)