Chance Gywen – Miss Bikini Fitness 2023

Today we are sitting down with the Winner of the Miss Bikini Fitness 2023 pageant- Chance Gywen.
Name: Chance Gywen

Current Location:

  • Orlando, Florida

As the Miss Bikini Fitness Winner, you are an inspiration to women everywhere. How did you feel when you found out you won? Tell us a bit about the experience.

Where do I even begin….it took a good 24h before it truly sunk in. I was just so ecstatic to be in the top 6 and I honestly did not expect to be crowned the winner. I had always envisioned myself being composed and proper if my name was called out but all that went right out the window, the pictures and videos of that moment show it better than I will ever be able to out into words. I was shaking and trying to hold back the tears. All I could think about was the journey that got me to that point. I was lucky enough to have family and friends in the audience and seeing their faces and hearing them scream with excitement is something I will always cherish. 


You were also a participant in Miss Bikini  at Miami Swim Week, what was your favorite experience during that event?

I love our morning beach shoot day. These are some of the most beautiful pictures and it really hypes you up for the rest of the event.  


Who or what inspired you to get started in modeling?

My modeling career started in the late 90’s/early 2000’s. I was lucky enough to be scouted by Wilhelmina and while I enjoyed it my focus was on school and finishing my residency program. I stopped modeling for a long time and then got back into the industry about 6 years ago. 

Tell us about your modeling experience.

I have been lucky enough to work in numerous genres of modeling, from print to runway and everything in between. Every time I am in front of a camera or on a runway, I think about how lucky I am to be doing something I love. Obviously, just like any job there will be times that things are not the best or you had a bad day but in the whole scheme of things I have gotten to work with some amazing photographers, designers and HMUA. I do caution new models to not take yourself to seriously and to always be respectful, a pretty face will only get you so far in the field, you will not get work if you bring drama, aren’t on time or treat others with disrespect. 
What is something you like about the Miss Bikini system? 

I love our tribe; we call it the Bikini Tribe. There is something about being around all these beautiful, talented, and accomplished women that is inspiring. I have made wonderful friends and we truly support and cheer each other on in our every day lives.  

What are the beauty products you can’t live without?

Mascara and lip gloss will always be my go-to! 

What is your personal style?

My style is a mix, I truly don’t have one set look, it depends on my mood and what I am doing that day. When I am not in gym clothes, I would say my look is classic / sexy. 

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

 Most of my free time is spent in the gym but when I am not at the gym, I love to go sightseeing, and during the holidays you will find me in the kitchen baking up a storm. 

What is the most interesting place you have ever visited?

This is a hard question to answer because each place I visit is special in its own way. However, the entire UK is amazing and has so much to see and explore. 

What do you hope to achieve in the future?

Obviously, I would love to have continued success in the modeling and competition world, but my adult life has been dedicated to helping others and I hope to continue that for as long as I can. I recently started my own company so I would love to see that take off over the next few years! 

Give us 5 fun facts people may not know: (please be as detailed as possible/tell a story)

 I love this question, I am sure a few of these will surprise people. 
1) I am the Queen of Christmas (according to friends and family), I truly love the holidays and if you walk into my house during Christmas, you may think you are on the set of a Hallmark movie.  
2) Despite what most people think, I am very much an introvert. There are times I have to give myself “pep talks” before certain events because as much as I love being around people, I find it hard to interact if I am out of my element.  
3) I am a history/random facts nerd! My husband calls me “Cliff” (Cliff Clavin from Cheers) and I have been known to fuss at the discovery or history channel when they don’t get the info right or leave off parts. Like I said, I am a little bit of a nerd.  
4) Keeping with the theme of history nerd, I am a Jane Austen fan aka Janeites. While I love all her books and articles, my favorite book is Persuasion with Pride and Prejudice being a very close second.  
5) Lastly, I am a lover of classic literature and very rarely read modern literature. There is something about the way of writing that is very rarely duplicated in today’s books. With that being said, I am a massive Harry Potter fan/nerd and love the books, movies and everything associated with it.  
* an extra one- I have an aggressive form of SLE Lupus and at one point I was given 6 months to live unless they found a medication combo that worked to get it under control. Well, here I am 14 years later and still fighting and bringing awareness!!! 

Chance Gywen
Miss Bikini Fitness 2022

Instagram: @chancegywen

Dawn Rochelle