Rachel Frederickson, a 2007 graduate of Stillwater Area High School and three-time state swimming champion, will appear on the program for the first time on Oct. 15, according to the Stillwater Gazette.
In her online contestant video, Frederickson says:
"This second chance means the world to me. Life is about making choices. We all make bad decisions and wish we could go back. Getting this second chance allows me to make the new choice to build that confident girl again and allow the champion swimmer in me to come out and champion my life. ...
"I've watched The Biggest Loser throughout my life, as I was swiming and as I was gaining weight. ... Everyone on there is such an inspiration. This past season it finally—I was so blind to how much I've let myself go and how much I've really hidden everything. It was the moment when I said, 'This has to change.' You need to take the blinders off. You need to realize where you're at and never go back here.
"I am super excited ... to be confident and fun and happy again."
If the video above does not appear on your mobile device, watch it at The Biggest Loser website.
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