The Biggest Loser 9: Sherry and Ashley

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Relationship: Mother/Daughter

Sherry
Status: Active
Age: 51
Height: 5’1″
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Occupation: Admin, Non-Profit

Sherry was the thinnest child in her family up until the age of 30. While successful in maintaining her weight after two children, she let it spiral out of control after the death of her husband. Sherry is embarrassed to meet new colleagues at work because of her weight. She wants to regain control of her life and needs to lose the weight to be healthy and to be around to see her daughters give her grandchildren. She knows things must change immediately to live the full, long life that she knows she deserves.

Ashley
Status: Active
Age: 27
Height: 5’5″
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Occupation: Spa Manager/ Esthetician

Ashley started out as a normal healthy child but developed sleep apnea early. When she was six, she had her tonsils and adenoids removed and began growing quickly. By the time she was in high school, she wore a size 14-16. Ever since then, she has continued to gain and has put on over 100 pounds. Ashley hates to run into old friends and classmates because she feels embarrassed about her weight. She feels like she is stuck in a body that does not allow her to live life, be herself, and dress in the fashion she desires. Ashley finds it hard to work at a spa that concentrates on well-being because she feels that she projects a negative image to clients.

The Team: This mother/daughter team feels that they have been overweight, out of breath and self-conscious about themselves for too long. They are each known for their outgoing characters and together they think that they can take it to another level. They are both loving and caring but also competitive and determined. They not only want to change their own lives but the lives of their family, friends, and people in their hometown.

Photo credit: NBC

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