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Biggest Loser Shay

UPDATE: Shay Loses 52 pounds to win $52,000 from Subway. Shay will now run a marathon with Jarred from subway for a chance to double her winnings

Eliminated Week 9 – See Shay’s Elimination Interview

Follow along on Shay’s journey in Biggest Loser season 8. Each week we’ll update with accomplishments, weight loss, new videos and more.

Watch the interview by Hollie Self with Shay during week one at the ranch.

shay biggest loserAge 29

Hometown Newport Beach, CA

Occupation Social worker

Team Color Orange

Starting Weight 476

Final Weight 252 (after Subway challenge)

Total Loss -224

Family Married, Two Kids – 5, 9


  • Heaviest player in the show’s history
  • Beat record for losing 100 pounds in 9 weeks, the fastest by a woman
  • Will weigh-in at season nine finale, earning $1000 per pound lost from Subway


  • “The 15 of us just showed week two where to shove it!” – Week 2
  • “Old me was on their way to death. Now I’m on my way to life.” – Week 3

View Shay Sorrell's Biggest Loser Journey Slideshow

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August 20th, 2009

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Who would win in a boxing match between Shay and Sunshine and would it end in a knockout or sleeperhold submission??

posted Mar 24th, 2010 1:48 pm


Shaw you are such an inspiration for me. Having some one here from Orange County seems real. Good Luck and wish to see you in person some day.

posted Mar 10th, 2010 11:32 am


I Looooved Shay. Im glad that they are letting her continue her journey. Im so glad that tracy didnt win though. She was just playing the game, She did not need to take up others spots when others needed and wanted to be there more than her.

posted Feb 21st, 2010 9:58 pm


Shay is doing great keep up the good work!

posted Jan 28th, 2010 9:14 pm


I just saw Shay on TV with Dan, she is looking fantastic. She maybe has like 50 or 60 lbs to go to be finished with the journey, which is saying a lot when she started at almost 500 lbs. Her whole demeanor is now changed and she comes across very positive and upbeat. It is a major difference form when she was on the show.

posted Nov 29th, 2009 2:19 am


go to nbc website to see "Where are they now" it shows Shay where is she now and how much MORE she has lost :)

Do it now!

posted Nov 19th, 2009 3:35 am


Katie, I couldn't have said it better myself. I was so inspired by Shay. Can you even imagine how hard it would be to work out like she does at her weight? I know for myself whenever I gain even a few pounds, how much more difficult it is to do my daily routines. I was so sad when she left, that I didn't even want to finish watching the show..

posted Nov 18th, 2009 9:19 am


SO happy for her.....I have about 40lbs to lose and I cant imagine the struggle to lose 300 lbs or more....i cant get my fat butt busy and lose 40! good for her!!!

posted Nov 17th, 2009 9:41 am

Laura Olsen

I don't think many people including myself will ever face the fears and pains that come with weighing 500 lbs. I am so hoping she continues her journey and becomes everything she wants to be.

posted Nov 14th, 2009 8:08 am


My guess was that they didn't show an afterstory for Shay because in the very last show they want the big bang when she comes out having lost a ton more weight.

It's just a bigger wow factor if you haven't seen the in-between result :p

posted Nov 14th, 2009 5:37 am


Shay got booted off because of her annoying attitude.
All she done was moan and whine about how the world somehow owed her !
She made Rudy look and feel like an idiot for no reason.
Im glad shes gone...bye bye Shay..Go have a Burger!

posted Nov 13th, 2009 9:20 pm

Liza & Assaf

hi Shay!!

we are from israel... and we are watching every episode of the biggest loser.. and we were very sad that you were voted off... very very sad!!!
keep up the good work...
Assaf & Liza

posted Nov 13th, 2009 8:43 am


I was surprised that Shay was voted off, but not sad. I was tired of her whining about her hard life. Yes, it is sad, but until she stops going back to it she will never be what she wants to be. She used it as a crutch and as fuel to the others on the ranch to stay. Sometimes I think she whipped it out as part of playing the game, and I do believe she voted Abby off (a much more deserving person) as part of the game. Abby was a threat to her and thatâ??s why she went when she showed no love for Tracey and kept her there as the smaller threat. And no after story of Shay? Maybe she did go back to her old life and give up after all. I hope not for her sake, but thatâ??s the best explanation of why we didnâ??t see her. I thought her pouting was getting old; her behavior toward Rudy at the challenge was disgraceful, and probably whey he voted for her. And I agree with a lot of others here, too many whiney girls on this show. Liz is the only one not whining and sheâ??s a lot older than them. Probably because she has done hard work in her life and they have done nothing but be spoiled and whined. Amanda and Rebecca are the next ones to go. I hope Liz out lasts them, but I do think it will be between Rudy and Danny who are well deserving of this.

posted Nov 12th, 2009 12:30 pm


I like Shay, I hope she continues to stick with it to the end. Sad to see her eliminated, but her life is just starting and although Jill was freaked out, Shay has lost great numbers this week in spite of getting sent home. There's no reason why she can't turn her life around and be the person she is meant to be.

posted Nov 12th, 2009 4:35 am

Jami Berthiaume

My husband and I love Shay! Such a positive person. If she can run a mile in the sand on DAY ONE, then I can get off my duff and take the dogs on a brisk walk when my knees are 'sore'. Sorry to see her go, but glad I watched her when she was there. Beautiful Shay, good luck in the future!

posted Nov 11th, 2009 7:53 pm


Shay, I'm so proud of you. Stay strong and keep working at home. You are a true inspiration and have overcome so much, you can do this!

posted Nov 11th, 2009 7:44 pm


Shay, I just want you to know that you're presence on the show has affected me more than any other contestant. My mother weighs now what you weighed on your first day, and it really scares me. She is almost 50, has tried losing weight before but for one reason or another stops. I don't know how to help her see how important it is for her to take this journey. I wish I could sign her up for the show... Thank you for being so brave and taking the step that so many others aren't strong enough to.

posted Nov 11th, 2009 6:44 pm


You go Girl...I was very upset at what happened last nite. Amanda should of went home. But that is no sweat of your back. You just keep on striving for that goal.

posted Nov 11th, 2009 4:49 pm


Its not about who needs to be there anymoer its about who is thebiggest threat think about it Amanda can't really lose that much more weight Shay was more of a threat yes biggest loser is about needing to be there but in the end its about winning the money too theres alot of angles here I am worried about how shay is doing because I really think its gonna be hard for her and I hope that shes losing because they didnt show how much more she had lost like they did the other person does anyone know how much more she has lost?

posted Nov 11th, 2009 2:33 pm


bee, we were trying to figure that out too, why they didn't show her after. She was on the Jay Leno show and had gone on to loose more weight. I guess we'll see at the end. I liked Shay. She was determined to loose that weight and staying there seems like it would have helped her. All the girls are whiners this year except for Liz.

posted Nov 11th, 2009 2:25 pm


ok where was her after pic of where she is now ??? They didnt show her at the end how much more she had lost anyone know???

posted Nov 11th, 2009 2:25 pm


I watched Shay on Leno and i thought this girl seemed so at ease..dan on the other hand looked and acted super nervous..But Shay i totally think she could make it as an actress.Love them both!

posted Nov 11th, 2009 2:19 pm


I thought Shay whined way too much- we've all dealt with hard lives- heck even Abby didn't cry as much as her and Abby's story was terribly heartbreaking.

I'm glad Shay got voted off- I wonder why they didn't show her "after" story unless she fell off the bandwagon or something.

posted Nov 11th, 2009 1:14 pm



posted Nov 11th, 2009 12:21 pm


I have watch the show since day one. People need to learn, you don't judge a book by it's cover. You need to open that book and read it. Let's all keep that in mine.

posted Nov 11th, 2009 10:55 am


I must say that shay has been an inspiration in my life. I am a Jamaican girl who have been watching the show since its premier, an shay has been the fighter to watch. I am not troubled with weight problem, but shays life story touched my heart to the core and I just want to say to shay continue to be a fighter for your life, because is only the fittest of the fittest will survive. God Bless

posted Nov 11th, 2009 8:58 am


I know there's a lot of people who can't seem to lose weight, now that Shay has left the Biggest Loser I believe she's going to start her own dieting routine which is very effective - check it out at

posted Nov 11th, 2009 4:13 am


I think shay is awesome. People have been back stabbers on the show and cant be trusted was so sad to see her go tonite, she needs to be there. But she is such an inspiration i wish her success in every step of her journey.

posted Nov 11th, 2009 3:08 am


I hope you guys enjoy your first class ticket to Hell for the way you're talking about a human being that's just wrong. I supported Shay the entire way because I want her to be able to live like every one should, and that is to live healthy and love your life not hate waking up every day.

You guys are disgusting by the way you talk I hope you are ashamed of yourselves. Shay is a beautiful woman and she did an amazing job on the show I hope she does okay at home I worry for her.

posted Nov 10th, 2009 10:46 pm


You have to stop the crying and just get through these workouts. Tears won't help you shed the pounds only the work will. Constantly you say you have nothing to go back to but fail to mention your husband and kids.

posted Nov 10th, 2009 9:42 pm


Thank God there are haters out there. Haters are motivators. Haha Lillian, Meghan, Sindy: how does it feel to be motivating Shay? You guys are AWESOME. Shay, you go girl! You got motivators who are too ignorant to even realize it!! I'm guessing they're jealous that you're succeeding in your goals. Pathetic really!!

posted Nov 10th, 2009 9:01 pm

Shay Fan

I am an obese teen and I can relate with Shay in most aspects of life. She has a pretty face and deep down seems to be a very caring person.

posted Nov 8th, 2009 7:11 pm

van tennison

wow i see how mean people are ! Shay is a beautiful young lady and if working out was easy everyone would be doing it. It is so easy to judge than to encourage. Lets get behind everyone and push them to do better. Go shay keep doing your thizzle

posted Nov 5th, 2009 9:13 am


I totally agree with Meghan. Shay is an obnoxious, fat cow! Her attitude is as ugly as her looks and each week I'm hoping she is sent home. She certainly loves to move her mouth whether it's used for talking or eating. Same for Tracey. Another obnoxious, fat ! How could those overweight idiots on the Blue team vote Coach Mo off the team instead of Tracey? Along with Shay, I hope Tracey is will be gone soon.

posted Oct 27th, 2009 11:42 pm


AGREED! shay is obnoxious. i have never rooted for anyone to fail in my life until shay opened her mouth and made it impossible to support her. she is petty and two-faced and guess what, EVERYONE needs to be there, so stop the waterworks and start focusing on your goals. the sad life story can only save her so many times...

posted Oct 27th, 2009 3:22 pm


At first she was my favorite, but as the show has progressed, she is now my least!! I'm amazed at how mean she is!! She's terrible!! Every week, I hope she is sent home...FOR GOOD!!! What's wrong with her???

posted Oct 20th, 2009 9:04 pm


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