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Sam Poueu: Biggest Loser 9 Contestant

Keep up with Sam Poueu’s journey in Biggest Loser season nine. Each week will update each contestant’s weight loss, as well as accomplishments, videos, and more.

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sam poueuAge 23

Hometown Rohnert Park, CA

Occupation Youth Football Coach, Security Guard

Team Color Grey

Teammate Koli Palu, cousins

Starting Weight 372

Finale Weight 230

Total Loss -142

Family Single

Videos and Interviews


Mini Bio

Sam was born on the tiny island of American Samoa. At only eight months old, Sam was adopted by his uncle and aunt, who live in the United States. Growing up in a large Samoan family, being heavy was normal. There were always numerous family gatherings with plenty of food. Sam now works mainly in security with an abnormal schedule; he works late nights and sleeps during the day. Sam also volunteers as a youth football coach. This pattern does not help establish healthy eating habits as he normally eats at late or odd hours. Not only does Sam want to become healthier and mange his weight, but he also wants to develop better eating and fitness habits. Many people in Sam’s family have diabetes, hypertension and gout. Sam believes that if he can do this for himself, he will be a great example to his family and many others in his culture. He intends on winning The Biggest Loser and sharing what he learns to his large family (where he is one of more than 150 grandchildren and great-grandchildren).

Other Spellings Sammy, Samuel, Samm, Pouou, Palu

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December 15th, 2009

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(Page 1 of 1, 3 total comments)


I love Sam. He, Koli and Michael are the only ones I care about from the contestants, although I love the results of everyone.
I think Sam needs to go to school so he can quit his current job as a security guard. He and Stephanie look good together. I'm happy for them.

posted May 5th, 2010 9:09 pm


He no longer looks fat, in fact he looks like an athlete. I want him to make it to the final 4 but he just has almost no weigh left to lose and is gaining a ton of muscle mass.

posted Apr 15th, 2010 12:35 am


I've loved Sam from the beginning. I think he's inspiring to his team, determined and an extremely hard worker. Him and Koli have a bond that I've never seen on that show before and its beautiful to see how much love they he single! :)

posted Mar 19th, 2010 1:59 am


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