The journey of Laura Denoux on the Biggest Loser can simply be summed up by two milestones. The first, early on in the season Jillian Michaels called her “the weakest link” on the team and publicly called her out for bringing down the team. The second, her final weigh-in displayed a +3 gain that would send her home after an emotional farewell with Jillian.
These events show Laura’s growth from disinterested to completely focused on changing her life. She says Jillian’s earlier assessment was fair because she didn’t believe in herself at that time. Then she slowly started realizing she wanted to be there, she started to get it and that she loves diet and exercise. A stress fracture in her hip limited the exercise she could do in the last week, contributed to a weight gain and she was eliminated. (more…)
Blaine Cotter left Biggest Loser season seven on his own terms, and very glad his competitors respected his wishes. Blaine had a newborn son and family waiting for him at home, and with only 50 pounds left to lose, thought it was best to let teammate Dane remain on campus. After a six-week run, in which he and his cousin posted some of the best weight loss in the house, Blaine left the house at 299 pounds, a total loss of 66 pounds. Today, he is 275 pounds and working toward an iron man competition in May. (more…)
Keep up with Laura’s journey on Biggest Loser: Couples all season long. Laura joins partner and friend Tara during the show’s seventh season.
Hometown Miami, FL
Occupation Sales Director and Model
Teammate Tara Costa, friend
Team Color Green
Trainer Jillian Michaels
Starting Weight 285
Final Weight 199
Total Loss -86 (more…)