Tori Hope Petersen grew up in the foster care system. She is an advocate for the preservation of the family, foster care reform, and adoption advocacy. Her heart is for vulnerable populations, wherever they may be, and for seeing the love of God transform people’s lives. She is the founder of the Beloved Initiative, a non-profit that seeks to change the narrative for youth in foster care. Named Mrs. Universe in 2021, Tori was a Track and Field All-American out of Hillsdale College, competing as a sprinter in Division II. She and her husband, Jacob, have three kids: a biological son and daughter, Leyonder and Ezzeri, and an adopted young adult son, Sar. Tori and her family make their home in Ohio.