Hudson High Teacher to Appear on NBC's 'The Biggest Loser'
A Hudson High School special needs teacher and mother of four is among the contestants in Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser."
Lisa Rambo of Houlton will be on Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser" on NBC.
Rambo is a 37-year-old special educational assistant at Hudson High School and a mother of four young children. In the video above, she says she weighs 246 lbs.
Lisa's husband Tony, a pastor at River Community Church, confirmed that she will be on the show, but declined futher comment until arrangements could be made with communications professionals at NBC.
As an educational assistant in a program for students with special needs, Lisa already has a lot of people rooting for her at Hudson High School, including Principal Laura Love.
"It's fun for me to see Lisa meet her own goals for health and wellness and to see her inspire students and colleagues with her positive attitude and drive," Love said.
Lisa also used to work as a server at The Agave Kitchen, and the restaurant will hold a viewing party for the season premiere on Sunday. According to a post by Lisa on Facebook, she will attend the viewing party:
"I will be there! Enjoying skinny wings and the best ice water in all of Hudson!!!!!"
"The Biggest Loser" is a reality show that features overweight people who compete to win a cash prize by losing weight.
The new season premieres at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6. Tune into NBC to root for Rambo.
Biggest Loser Bio (provided by NBC)
Hometown: Houlton, Wisconsin
Occupation: High School Special Education Assistant
Thirty-seven-year-old Lisa Rambo says her primary motivation for going on “The Biggest Loser” is to be strong and healthy and a good role model for her four children, ages 5, 7, 10 and 11. She remembers watching the show and making the eye-opening discovery that the starting weights of some of the contestants were very close to her own weight, now 246 pounds. Lisa also watched her aunt’s life-threatening health struggles when she was in her 50s and realized she needed to make a big change to avoid serious health problems down the road. Poor diet, no exercise, working for many years in the food service industry and being a busy working mother of four have all contributed to her weight gain and left Lisa with little time and energy to take care of herself. Inspired to work with special needs children by her Aunt, who has Down Syndrome, she is now a special education assistant for high school students and hopes to one day open a special needs gym in her community to help her students who are overweight. She is also very involved in community activities and directs the community service for her church. Once the weight is off, Lisa looks forward to clothes shopping, hiking, canoeing and enjoying other outdoor adventures with her family.
This post was updated at 4:30 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2012.