Mia Samuels

I’m a veterinary technician. I am Black, Filipina, and Spaniard. I have been competing in the NPC bikini division for over 2 years now

Placed 4th

in her group

Ms. Health and Fitness and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to thank Mia Samuels 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 recommend finding something that works for you and that you can enjoy so that you stick with it! Don’t try all the diet fads and trends! The way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume! So find a good balance of being active while eating healthy foods you enjoy! Drink plenty of water and don’t starve yourself!!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness helps me in so many ways, ways I didn’t even think it would! Fitness has helped me become more extroverted. It’s helped me deal with stressful situations in life in a positive way. It’s helped me battle my anxiety and depression positively. I’ve become much healthier which has made me feel so much better mentally and physically!

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

I would invest and save half of it. With the other half I would use towards a new car that is more reliable and pay a big portion towards my student loans.