With education, healthier eating habits and the help of her family, Boyce dropped 114 lbs. and competed in the 2012 Miss America pageant. "I learned that if I became a healthy person, I could achieve all the goals I wanted to in life," she says. "It was definitely about making that drastic change. It was not about going on a fad diet. For years I had failed attempts. People are always searching for a quick fix. It's all about changing your lifestyle."