Monique Perez

That girl with the crazy hair! Gypsy Soul. Animal Lover. Mom of 3. Army Wife. Small Business Owner. Certified Hot Mess.

Placed 23rd

in her group

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

Try new things. Try everything! Find something you love and go with it. Being fit and healthy isn’t about being perfect, it’s about being happy from the inside out!

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness gives me a sense of peace and stability. As a military spouse with severe social anxiety, making friends was often hard for me with our family moving so frequently. I often found that my workout routine was the one thing I could control and the gym is where I was most comfortable meeting new people. It’s where I went to find new friends and a sense of community.

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

I would use the money to grow my small business, The Hill Country Hot Pass! My business is based on fitness, beauty and wellness. We focus on building the community through the support and marketing of small businesses.