Biography: Amanda Arlauskas, became second runner-up of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” Season 8 reality show and became known as “America’s Choice Contestant” as voted on by viewers. At 19 years old, the youngest contestant that season, Arlauskas endured endless bullying in school and missed out on many high school memories because of her weight. When she arrived at “The Biggest Loser” ranch, she originally weighed 270 pounds, dropped to 250 pounds by the time she was on the show, then by the finale, dropped to 163 pounds (a 107-pound loss)! Arlauskas stays active in the health and fitness industry and travel around the country to speak and motivate others to good health. She lives in the New York area.
Mark Pinhasovich, earned the title of “The Biggest Loser” At-Home Winner on NBC’s Season 10 reality show. A self-proclaimed emotional eater, Pinhasovich arrived at “The Biggest Loser” ranch at age 31, weighing 421 pounds. By the show’s finale, Pinhasovich had lost more weight than any of the other contestants that season – an astonishing 213-pound loss! Before “The Biggest Loser,” Pinhasovich was a financial advisor until the economy hit rock bottom (along with his health). Pinhasovich has now dedicated his life to be a role model for others struggling with obesity. He is a frequent public speaker on motivational health topics and lives in the Chicago area.
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