Firefighter and EMT Lauren Frye puts her tests her mantel everyday on the job. But the 6', 160 lbs., 26 year old has also always challenged herself in sports. "As a child, I was a part of about 5 teams throughout the year including volleyball, basketball, and softball teams," Lauren explains. "And, while a college student, I played volleyball. I've received numerous honors including the conference's Player of the Year title and created a lifelong bond with my teammates that is extremely valuable today."

The eldest of 5 children, Lauren says, "I've always like to take the lead and help others."

In two weeks, she will take charge at Ms. Bikini Universe in Miami. "While this is my first fitness competition, I hope my fitness journey never ends."