Meet Hope Isabel Howard, an Air Force mechanic turned model who owes her incredible figure and positive attitude to her service in the US Armed Forces.
She describes her goals and values on her website,
From the age of 5 years old I wanted to be a model. As I grew older that dream remained but within it something else grew and that was a deep desire to help people. As you can imagine the world of modeling can be very vain and the business of helping people well, it is everything but vain. I began to have an internal conflict with this and began to lose belief in my dream of ever modeling and started to give up on it.
So as soon as I graduated high school I joined the United States Air Force and became a Fighter Jet Mechanic. At the age of 19 I was deployed to Afghanistan where I had an M-16 assault rifle strapped to me pretty much 24/7. This was both the worst and best experience of my life because I did an immense amount of growing and began to see the world differently. Most importantly though I began to dream again and that’s when I started to become more mindful of the food I ate and began focusing on physical training. A fire started to burn inside me and it couldn’t be put out. Lifting weights and eating properly seriously saved my life!
I don’t come from privilege and I know what it means to be poor but I’m not embarrassed about it. I’ve had to fight extremely hard to get to where I’m at and I have so much farther to go.
Shes smart, gorgeous, and driven. From her body of work below we assume she’ll have no problem pursuing a career in professional modeling. Click here to see more of the hottest veterans in the country.
Ever since I was 5 I wanted to be a model. My dad has told me that I used to talk about it all the time and always wanted to pose for pictures. As I got older that dream always remained but along with it grew a strong desire to help others. I have lost very close loved ones due to disease brought on by unhealthy lifestyles. It makes me very sad when I think of these memories but it also helps fuel my passion to continue what I'm doing now. All I want to do is inspire and motivate others to live a healthy lifestyle while learning to love themselves. To all of you that support me and leave me kind messages I love you guys and am eternally grateful!???????? Photo: @ohrangutang H&M: @cristinapilo