She was a Hooters Girl from Kirby, Texas. She competed for in Miss Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant in 2011 & 2012. For a time the family lived out of her mother's Daytona hatchback until they had enough money to afford an apartment. She played basketball, volleyball, track and rugby. She started doing bikini modelling and competed in pageants such as Miss Hawaiian Tropic, Miss Swimsuit USA and Miss Hooters. Her agent told her "You’re way too ripped to keep modeling. You need to go to the fitness side, or gain some weight and get softer and be a model."