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Max Morelli Loses More than 100 Pounds at the Biggest Loser Resort [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Max lost a total of 47 pounds during his five-week stay at the Biggest Loser Resort in July 2010.

We first met Max Morelli in the fall of 2008 almost by accident. It was Biggest Loser season seven, and his father and brother, Ron and Mike Morelli, were competing as the brown team. The show often briefly introduces us to contestants’ families, but they are usually a distant sub story to what’s really going on at the ranch. But Max was different, and the moment he was introduced to America, we all fell in love with him.

While Mike and Ron were sweating it out on the show, Max, at 16-years old, was at home weighing about 425 pounds. He says he never realized he was that big until he saw their transformations during makeover week, and it became his wake-up call. We saw raw emotion from Max as he sobbed in his older brother’s arms, making it clear that he wanted to experience the same success.

“I felt awkward and didn’t know what I was getting myself into,” he says about his accidental appearance on the show and subsequent popularity. “I was just being myself. My emotions were real, the conversations were real, it was me being me.”

Watch our interview with Max in its entirety. The once painfully shy young teen is clearly a more confident, happier and even more mature young man.

Today, Max is a recent high school graduate and soon-to-be college freshman. His current weight is 283 pounds, down a total of 142 in less than two years. While any person’s weight loss should be solely credited to themselves, Max credits a lot of his success to the Biggest Loser Resort, where he’s currently on the end of a five-week stay. He was invited there in the summer of 2009 for 11 weeks, and during that stay he lost 95 pounds before returning home for his senior year. He calls it “the best decision I’ve ever made.”

July 15th, 2010

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Jackie Presland

so glad you have managed to lose the weight. Only saw the series recently and was moved by how unhappy you seemed. good work!!

posted Nov 22nd, 2010 11:26 am


Only watched that episode today and was really moved by it!

So nice to hear it has a happy ending!

posted Nov 12th, 2010 5:07 pm


Max-great job :) I am so glad that you took advantage of the help offered and you are healthier now!! You look great and I am excited for what the future holds for you!

posted Nov 7th, 2010 3:43 pm


I'm so excited for you! During season 7 when you & your brother were having the talk on the stairs my heart went out to you. At that moment I was hoping that the biggest loser would reach out to you. I'm so glad to see that they did and your making a positive change! Keep up the hard work!!

posted Oct 14th, 2010 10:15 am


Glad to see this young man on the right path. Keep up the good work Max !!

posted Oct 7th, 2010 9:30 pm


I was so excited to know that Max was given his chance. My eyes are filled with tears of joy for his hard work. Thx for letting us know that Max is alive and well!

posted Oct 3rd, 2010 3:46 pm


Great work Max! Keep it up!

posted Sep 26th, 2010 6:47 pm


Is it true the biggest loser contestants use a product called zija?

posted Sep 21st, 2010 7:11 pm


Good job. Keep up the good work, and remember your not alone

posted Sep 20th, 2010 8:37 pm


Way to go Max, and with the support of your brother and Dad, you will do wonderful! Congrats to all of you!!!!!

posted Sep 14th, 2010 5:09 pm


Way to go Max! Keep up the good work!

posted Sep 11th, 2010 4:52 pm

Valerie Penner

Way to go Max. You are looking smoking and are a huge inspiration to alot of us that are in the same battle you are!! Keep up the great work!!!

posted Aug 11th, 2010 12:59 pm


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