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Jay and Jennifer

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Age: 53

Hometown: West Orange, New Jersey

Occupation: Enrepreneur

Jay was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised with a younger sister in Maryland, then left home at 18 for New York City, where he attended Parsons School of Design and met his wife of 31 years. He started putting on weight as a child, but the biggest weight gain came as an adult. Jay calls himself "functionally fat" and says he's tried to lose weight his whole adult life, losing over 100 pounds several times only to gain it all back. In the fall of 2009, he hit his highest weight of 435 pounds. Now 400 pounds, he tried out for "The Biggest Loser" because it was his daughter Jennifer's dream, but realized he needed the show even more than she did. Now the 53-year-old father of two looks forward to sitting in restaurant booths, skiing, running a marathon and never shopping in a Big & Tall men's store again after he loses the weight. He also hopes to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a motivational speaker and inspiring others to be the best they can be.




Hometown: Long Branch, New Jersey

Occupation: Entrepreneur, digital media

Jennifer says her biggest reason for going on the show is "to achieve a complete and total transformation in my mind and body. My entire life, I have lost and gained weight, and I wanted to understand why that is, overcome it and learn how to live a long, healthy and balanced life." Jennifer was born and raised in New Jersey with a younger brother, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from William Paterson University. She began gaining weight at 5 years old, and tipped the scales at 144 pounds by the time she was in the fourth grade. Shortly afterwards, she saw the movie "The Nutty Professor" and related to Eddy Murphy's character and how others made fun of him, realizing for the first time she had a weight problem. That kicked off a lifetime of diets and a rollercoaster of weight gain and loss. She has lost 50-100 pounds at various times, but was never successful at keeping it off. Now 28 years old and 278 pounds, Jennifer looks forward to inspiring others and running a marathon once she reaches her weight loss goal.


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SHe is very pretty. Can't wait to see her 70 or so pounds down the road.

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She will look very good with the weight gone.

It was kinda strange to me how she told her dad she wanted to do it alone though.

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