Lynn's Biography
Age:
60

Height:
6'2"

Hometown:
Elyria, Ohio

Lynn was born and raised in Fremont, Nebraska and grew up as the oldest of two brothers in a working class family. His strong work ethic started at the age of 13 when he began working at an A&W Root Beer fast food restaurant, and in the following years he was promoted to manager. As he got older and entered high school, Lynn got involved in marching band and wrestling. By the time he was a senior in 1965, he was named Big Ten Wrestling Champion for the heavyweight division. Needless to say, Lynn is extremely competitive whether it's from his days on the wrestling mat or currently in the world of business. Lynn is accustomed to finishing at the top, and continuously leads his company in sales. He is an interior decorator and sells window dressing (shades, blinds, etc). He is also the life of the party, even at the age of 60, though he admits he still feels 40. Lynn loves to cook and have people over the house to entertain. He's been married to Marge for 15 years and is home everyday by 5 pm to take care of her 93-year-old father. The only challenge he's never been able to beat, is his weight, that's the biggest obstacle for him and he wants to get back down to his high school wrestling weight.

Jenni's Biography
Age:
31

Height:
5'8"

Hometown:
North Ridgeville,
Ohio

Jenni grew up in the small town of North Ridgeville, Ohio as a meat and potato eating girl who has always been known as "the fat friend". When she was 10, her parents got divorced and against her wishes, she had to live with her mother until she was 12. Then she moved in with her dad and her step mom Marge, whom she adores, and considers a role model. In high school she began to develop many interests ranging from dance to clarinet to photography. She dated her high school sweetheart for 11 years and was also engaged once but got cold feet. Now she has been single for the past five years and is happy with her life as a nanny. The only thing holding her back from true happiness is her weight, which depresses her.

Lynn and Jenni will make a great team, as neither will back down from anyone, as well as be each other's cheerleader. Lynn is looking to reinvent himself, while Jenni is looking at this experience as a way to define herself. This will be the first time the two have ever been a “team” at something, which will give the two a chance to get even closer.