Hello I am a 42 year old mother and wife.I am a nurse and love caring for people.I love working out .I am originally from Brazil.

Placed 11th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Marina 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 believe that the key to being healthy is loving yourself and with that everything falls in to place.Feeling good about yourself will make you look good too. We all have the potential to be super!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness influenced my life in how I live my life on a daily basis.From waking up early for work, eating healthy lunches at work, being on my feet for hours and dealing with my patients.Also it reflects on my family life! My husband and I work out together,he’s training my son now and my daughter is very active also! We always eat healthy and have no junk food at home:)

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

If I was blessed to win I would use part of that money towards my kids education fund and the other part to do a family trip to Europe which is my dream!