The Biggest Loser 9: Patti and Stephanie
Hometown: Lafayette, CA
Occupation: Business Owner
Patti remembers with sadness the song playmates sang about her: “Patti fatty two by four, can’t fit through the bathroom door!” Although she put on a brave face with smiles and laughter, she was ashamed and broken-hearted. Patti’s father died suddenly at age 55 and she was completely devastated. Patti is fearful that if she does not get her weight under control now, at the same age her father died, she will put her daughters in the same position. Patti wants to finally be the woman her husband deserves: healthy, energetic and fit. As the president/owner of a company in an industry dominated by men, Patti’s determination and tenacity has been necessary to be successful.
Hometown: West Hollywood, CA
Occupation: Radio Sales Executive
Having always been ambitious and driven, Stephanie works hard in a high-pressure job and uses her long hours and social outings as an excuse not to work out and be healthy. She also uses work as a reason for not having time to be in a serious relationship, when in reality she is afraid to put herself out there to be judged and possibly rejected. No stranger to a diet, she has never been able to get a grip on her weight. Stephanie was once a dancer and cheerleader and knows there is an athlete ready to emerge from within. Stephanie is ready to prove once and for all that she can lose the weight and keep it off.
The Team: Having been overweight almost all of their lives, this mother/daughter team is ready to finally break the cycle. Confident, determined and strong, Patti and Stephanie love competition — especially winning. They come from a very close, loving and vivacious family. They are ready for any challenge or obstacle on The Biggest Loser ranch and will push themselves and each other to the limit.
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