“Alura Jenson was born as Anna Rachael Jenson to American parents in Firenze, Italy. At the time, Jenson's parents were stationed at Camp Darby, a U.S. military installation located near Pisa. The family relocated to southern New Jersey several years later and settled in the suburbs near Philadelphia.
Alura's large frame and muscular build developed during her pre-pubescent years. She struggled with her body image during most of her early life. As she explains: "I grew up really ugly. No kidding. I used to get beat up by boys for being so unattractive. Consequently, I had to learn to appreciate the goodness in people and the beauty in life." Reflecting on this mistreatment, Alura believes these early experiences endowed her with a deep sense of humility.