After 9 lengthy rounds of on-line voting beginning with 64,000 contestants within the 2020 Ms. Well being &Health Competitors, the outcomes are lastly in. Kailua-Kona’s Winona Chen proudly completed in sixth place.
“This expertise has been completely full — a terrific studying expertise, and a little bit of a rollercoaster trip,” Chen stated. “In the long run, I so badly wished the win to come back true; most particularly for my superb group who devoted a lot time, dedication and dedication to see me by way of, spherical after spherical.”
Ms. Well being &Health is an annual fan voting competitors that has grown to turn into the world’s largest digital health occasion open to all girls, ages 18 and older, who’re devoted to residing a wholesome way of life whether or not their aim is to remain in form, pursue a modeling profession or compete in health or bodybuilding occasions. The competitors attracted contestants from all around the world starting on July 20 and ended on Oct. 8.
Organizers revealed the winner yesterday on their web site as 55-year-old Kesia Newbrough of Akron, Ohio. Because the grand prize winner, Newbrough receives the distinction of gracing the quilt of Muscle &Health Hers Particular Olympia Version, and likewise a money prize of $20,000.
“Now that the competitors has ended, I really feel strongly that it’s the complete expertise, the journey, the chance to develop and join that’s the true success,” Chen stated. “It has introduced me nearer to my group and opened the door to assembly so many splendidly optimistic folks close to and much who’ve impressed me to proceed engaged on my platform to share the advantages of well being and health.”
Chen entered the competitors on a whim and as a option to proceed her private health journey which started years earlier as a 16-year-old woman who realized she was off form. The revelation impressed her to pursue a lifetime of well being, wellness, and endurance sports activities as she turned an authorized private coach, triathlete, and a two-time Hawaii Ironman World Championship finisher.
Her story touched the hearts of many and likewise caught the eye of two native tv information stations primarily based on Oahu, Hawaii Information Now and KITV 4.
Whereas Chen will not be gracing the quilt of the Ms. Well being &Health journal, organizers notified her that she is going to nonetheless be featured in a full-page article within the printed journal.
“When trying again on this competitors I see that this entire story just isn’t actually about me, however a narrative about folks; about group. I’ll all the time be so grateful for the outstanding present of kindness and assist folks have proven all through this expertise.”