The former Air Force mechanic who was deployed to Afghanistan has a new career as a fitness model with HALF A MILLION followers on Instagram!
Right after graduating high school, Florida-resident Hope Howard’s ambition to help other people prompted her to join the US Air Force, and by 19 years old, she was sent to the Middle East.
‘I had an M-16 machine gun strapped to me pretty much 24/7,’ she said.
At the end of the tour, the experience caused her to re-evaluate her career and revisit a dream she’d had since she was a little girl: becoming a model.
A fire started to burn inside me and it couldn’t be put out,’ she said. ‘Lifting weights and eating properly seriously saved my life!’