Hometown: Harrisburg, PA
Occupation: College Student
Alexandra has a will to succeed. She is currently a full-time student getting an MBA in accounting. She participates in many leadership roles on campus such as the co-ed business fraternity and the dance team.
Growing up was not easy for Alexandra. Her father left when she was young and she turned to food for comfort. Since obesity runs in the family, Alexandra never had any knowledge of how to control her weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. In her family food was a celebration; for good grades they went out to dinner, for good behavior she got a snack. Alexandra was not aware that food would be such a detriment to her future.
At 20 years of age, Alexandra finds herself saddened that she cannot enjoy her life as a college student due to her weight. She cannot fit into the seats at her school, nor can she slip on a dress and enjoy a night out with her friends. When her friends ask her to go to the beach or on a spring break trip she makes up an excuse to save her the embarrassment.
Alexandra's motivation is the future that lies ahead of her. She still has three more college years to live, a job to succeed in and she really wants to help her mother get her weight on track. Her mother is a huge motivation for doing "The Biggest Loser," and at 40 she believes that she cannot lose weight. Alexandra wants her mother to see with her own eyes that it is possible.
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