Mrs. Nebraska 1988
Terri Krolikowski – North Platte, NETerri is a native of North Patte, NE who has lived in Lincoln since 1988. Her background includes career and management consulting in the healthcare and education fields. Terri has served on the Mrs. Nebraska Board since her crowning, serving as co-director from 1998 to 2002, as the executive director from 2003 to 2008, and as the historian from 2008 to present. She is a professional model with television and radio commercials to her credit.
Born with an Atrial Septal Defect, after having open heart surgery at age 10 to repair the hole in her heart measuring the circumference of a 50 cent piece, Terri received a clean bill of health. In 2007, she was diagnosed with atrial fib where her heart was shocked back into rhythm in addition to being put on a cocktail of medications. After going on the Ideal Protein weight loss protocol and losing 65 pounds in 6 months, she was taken off all medications and received her second clean bill of health in 2012. Today, Terri is the CEO of Ideal Health Lincoln where she has coached countless clients to become the healthiest versions of themselves through their own transformation journey on the Ideal Protein protocol. As a passionate advocate for heart health and wellness, eating healthy has been a key component in Terri’s message of educating and supporting those who suffer from heart disease. Various heart issues run in Terri’s family, so sharing her story with others of being healthy through clean eating and exercise is a vital part of her message. For more information visit https://idealhealthlincoln.com.
Terri is a certified Stephen Minister through her church and serves on her church’s foundation board. She also does volunteer work for various charities. She is married to Nebraska State Patrol Captain Gerald Krolikowski, and has two grown daughters. Her pride and joy are her four grandchildren – whom she enjoys spoiling every chance she gets.
“In life you can make your own decisions or let other people make those decisions for you. Being Above The Influence is about staying true to yourself, and not letting people pressure you into being less than you are. So be yourself.” Author Unknown
The 1988 Mrs. America Pageant was held in Kauai HI and was produced and directed by Jeff Margolis and televised live on ABC-TV.