Lauren Sugihara

I am a mom of 3 boys, actress, screenplay writer, healthcoach, kickboxing champ, jiu jitsu player, part owner Fight To Win Promotions.

Placed 4th

in her group

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

PHOTO CREDITS BRETT SEELEY AND ROB HAWTHORN To those that want to be fit and healthy, I recommend finding a person who is already at their goal and attaching to them. Find out what they did and do it yourself. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. When we want to learn a skill we look to someone who knows how to do that skill. There is no difference here. Plus you make friends and come on guys, who doesn't love making friends and adding positive relationships to their lives?!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness is at the heart of, and effects everything in my life. I lost twenty lbs over the last few months of 2018. Before I lost the weight my energy was strictly from caffeine and prayers. LOL I didn't feel sexy anymore and as my husband would attest that affected our marriage. I felt like everything was a chore. I mean come on that's no life. My friend had lost 55 lbs and she trained me to health coach. A few months later we got my sexy back.

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

If I had the great pleasure of becoming the next Ms. Health and Fitness, I would use the $20,000 to help other women who want to change their life and become fit. I would offer nutrition scholarships to those who needed help getting started. I would pay for professional photoshoot for those who transformed so that they could inspire others and get their sexy back too.