Born: Hamilton, Mo.
Favorite food: anything organic.
Guilty pleasure: “The Bachelorette”

Her story: Vanessa Williams had our undivided attention when she first mentioned she earned a third-degree black belt complete with three national titles and a world’s second place, all before she was old enough to see an R-rated movie. Despite her impressive ability to inflict severe pain on an individual, she’s opted for a path of helping opposed to hurting. Williams graduated with a pre-medicine degree and a minor in psychology and is on course to achieve a doctorate in acupuncture. She knows just what the body wants and needs; just remember she’s capable of tearing your face off if you get out of line.