For Sione Fa, there was never a question about why he was at the Biggest Loser. His heart and mind were in it to regain his health and his life from day one. Sione lost 116 pounds on the Biggest Loser ranch (down from his starting weight of 372), and says today he’s lost about 135 pounds total. His weight loss has inspired his family and Tongan community. Sione explains that the Tongan culture is typically overweight. He says that now they’ve watched him, and cousin Filipe Fa, lose weight on national TV and it’s opening their eyes. His own family has come to him for advice, and Sione shares his breakthroughs with them. Recently he attended a luau where brown rice and baked chicken were served, which he says is unheard of at those events. He’s proud that he and Filipe have been able to influence their culture to make healthier choices. He’s even thinking about creating a “Polynesian workout” video!
Keep up with Sione’s journey on Biggest Loser: Couples all season long. Sione joins partner and cousin Filipe during the show’s seventh season.
Eliminated Week 14 – Listen to the Interview
Interview with Sione and Filipe at the Biggest Loser 7 finale.
Hometown Maricopa, AZ
Occupation Owner, Landscape Company
Teammate Filipe Fa, cousin
Team Color Blue
Trainer Bob Harper
Starting Weight 372
Final Weight 226
Total Loss -146
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