I was mentally and sexually abused as a kid. My babysitter took me to her bf’s house who she was cheating on her husband with and I would be left alone with his little brother. I didn’t realize it until recently that I started acting up as a teenager to my late 20’s due to my trauma. I didn’t trust anyone, I hated everything. I started drinking, doing drugs and getting into really bad relationships, and following the wrong crowd. It was up until my last ex-boyfriend where I decided that I deserve better and I didn’t want to live this lifestyle anymore. So I decided to turn my life around and haven’t looked back since. I began working out, eating healthy and started my wellness coaching business. I told my story on my social media and it really touched so many people when I had no idea even anyone would read it. People started empathizing and some people even told me they had similar situations happen to them and my transparency helped them talk about it. I realized I had a gift to gab and I knew I was on the right path to the life I wanted to lead.
New York City.
Gain more muscles, bigger legs, bigger glutes.
Meal guides, recipes, workout videos, and meditation classes.
What do your parents mean to you? What did they teach you?
My father passed before I could really show him who I am. My mom means everything to me. She taught me what unconditional love means.
What separates Status from other fitness magazines?
You guys really ask who we are other than just our physical attributes and our fitness background. That means a lot!
What would it mean to you to become the next Status Fitness Cover model?
It would be my dream and the fact that I overcame my traumatic childhood experiences and became a healthy individual and actually made a cover of a magazine.
If you meet Status Editor-In-Chief, Rodney Jang, what question would you ask him?
Who was your favorite person to work with and why?
6 things people would not know about you:
- I can draw realistic portraits.
- I would love to live somewhere warm 24/7.
- I used to dye my hair different kinds of colors and once I had rainbow-colored hair!
- I love to volunteer and donate my time and efforts. My family and I helped build foster homes and some of my followers helped donate money.
- I have an all-natural soap company.
- I used to have a sports car and I love American muscles.
Who inspires you?
Anyone respectable and intelligent.
Who do you wish to inspire?
Move to somewhere where it’s warm 24/7. Raise a family. And keep motivating others through health and fitness.
5 lessons you have learned:
- Never stop trying
- You deserve this
- You lead your destiny.
- Every decision you make affects your future.
- Step out the box of fear.
Music and artist you listen to while training?
Hip hop specifically ASAP Ferg all day every day!
5 most important attributes you see in a person?
- Will power
“I trained 4 years to run only 9 seconds. There are people who do not see results in two months, give up and quit.” Usain Bolt.
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