Vanessa Gonzales

I’ll always be remembered by the smile on my face. My passion runs deeper than the lines they’ve created.

Placed 3rd

in her group

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

Find what drives you, keep it in your pocket, closest to your heart, allow that to carry you on those hard days along your fitness journey.

How does fitness positively influence your life?

Fitness has been such a huge, postive influence on my life ever since I began this journey caring for my dad. Building muscle mass in honor of him creates a healthy sense of well-being for me in so many ways. It drives me on those days I'm exhausted from everything. I sit back, think of how my dad was unable to leave his bed, and it drives me to want to do more, be more.

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

I honestly don't know what I'd do with the money. That's not what persuaded me to compete. It would be the honor of being named Ms. Health & Fitness. But more than likely donate to my home gym AnatoME Fitness and take a much-needed family vacation.