Elena Cardone is one-half of one of America’s mightiest power couples. At first blush, it may appear she leads a charmed life, unattainable for the average American and easily come by for her. But before she was Elena Cardone, she was Elena Lyons, and she is not an overnight success story. Rather, she is an example of resilience and grit. Underneath the platinum exterior, she’s still the big-hearted small-town girl who loves her country and is committed to helping others achieve their own American Dream while building an empire in the process.