I’m a passionate and hardworking person who wants to help others gain confidence and self love. I also love to challenge myself to be

Placed 8th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Mara 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 those who want to be fit and healthy, I recommend starting out with little steps first; anything from changing a sleeping schedule to stop consuming the most unhealthy thing in your diet for at least a week at a time. Make sure your small steps lead to big steps. Also, ALWAYS keep pushing.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

When I decided for myself to stay fit and started the process of getting there, I was in a bit of a dark place mentally. I started my journey by running and walking. By the end of each session I’d feel mentally and emotionally free of bad energy. Now I am a more vibrant and positive person

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

If I were the next Ms Health and fitness, I would use the $20,000 to help pay for my school and use the rest to promote, not just a health and fitness lifestyle, but also self love and empowerment .