Hope Isabel Howard is a former Afghan-War veteran and current Instagram model and fitness trainer. She’s had an exciting life, and her story is one of the reasons she’s amassed one million followers on the social media platform. Howard discussed her journey on her website and talked about her conflict between modeling and helping people. The fact that she found the modeling industry too vain is something her fans admired. Hope joined the army to help people and try and make a difference in the world. Once her eight-year military career came to an end, she decided to pursue modeling full-time. However, she did it in such a way that she could help people. The Instagram star chose to model and combine her fitness expertise to create a persona that helps people get in shape. Her story has inspired many of her fans, especially since she came from humble beginnings.
The Air Force
Even though she wanted to be a model since childhood, Hope Isabel Howard joined the armed forces at 18. She was in a bit of a dilemma at this point in her life. Although Howard always wanted to pursue modeling, she also wanted to help people. On her website, Instagram enthusiast refers to the modeling industry as vain. If you’re going to help people, you can’t be in an industry famously known for setting unattainable beauty standards. At the time of graduating high school, Howard’s inclination to helping people was higher. She decided to join the Armed Forces in an attempt to help people and make a difference.
Hope’s journey to becoming a fitness model began in the Air Force. She was a fighter jet mechanic, but even mechanics must be physically fit in the Armed Forces. You have to be very badass to want to get deployed by the army at 18. That’s how strongly she desired to help people. However, Howard also wanted to go on her journey to get healthier. She wanted fitness to be a big part of her life, and the Air Force gave her that discipline and routine to do that. Her career with Air Force spanned eight years. Eight years with any branch of the Armed Forces will make anyone disciplined. The model still uses what she learned during that time in her daily life.
Full-Time Modeling Career
Eight years into her Armed Forces career, Hope Isabell Howard decided to become a full-time model. It was her initial dream, after all. She looks back on her time in the Air Force as one where she grew a lot as a person and had the best experiences of her life. Her perspectives on certain aspects of life also changed. Howard said that she wanted to become healthier not only for herself but also for her family. On her website, she also opened up about her struggles with anxiety and depression. Changing her lifestyle saved her life. It takes time to get comfortable in your skin. However, the changes she made helped her with this.
Finding Her Balance
Getting back into civilian life after eight years in the Armed Forces can be difficult. Veterans often find it difficult, and several non-profits have placed themselves to help them. For Hope, the goal was to find the right balance. She wanted a balance between helping people and modeling. The modeling industry isn’t one she wanted to get into because of its vanity. However, Instagram gave her the perfect platform to achieve her goals. Before taking this step, she became more mindful of her health first. The badass model began eating better and focusing on physical training. She gives the most credit to weight lifting exercises.
Benefits Of Long Term Health
Hope’s grandmother had an important role to play in her pursual of modeling. She encouraged her granddaughter to live her life no matter what. Life is also very short, so it’s best to try and achieve your goals while you still can. Hearing this from an older adult might make it more impactful. That’s because you get the impression that they’re speaking with a degree of wisdom and experience. Social media gave her a great platform to showcase her talents. It’s also the most cost-effective method and reaches out to the most amount of people. Hope Isabel Howard’s dream was well underway.
Once her modeling career was underway, the Afghan War veteran then reached more traditional milestones. She got married to Cody Hooker, and the couple is very happy together. Hooker is also an Instagram influencer who boasts thirty-five-thousand followers. Although that’s nowhere near the number of his wife’s followers, Cody also uses the platform to promote a healthy lifestyle. The couple is often posting pictures of their fitness journey and is often advising their clients. They have an adorable daughter and are a small but happy family. The two are obsessed with fitness. However, when they indulge in a cheat day, they make sure they record the delicious meal for their fans.
Rising From Poverty
Hope Isabel Howard has a very glamorous lifestyle now. She often posts about her luxurious life that includes vacations, luxurious beaches, and expensive cars. However, she didn’t always have this lifestyle. She’s very open about the fact that she doesn’t come from privilege. Howard believes it isn’t a source of embarrassment for her. On her website, the badass model discusses her financial struggles. She’s had to work very hard to get to where she is. However, she says she has much farther to go. Being a hardworking mother, she now wants the best for her daughter.