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.

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Micheal Foley January 03, 2013 at 10:14 PM
I have confirmed that there will be a viewing party at The Agave Kitchen on Sunday night.
Cindy L. January 04, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Lisa is an inspiration. She survived 2 previous Biggest Loser applications & rejections and never lost hope. She is living proof that dreams do come true.
matt January 06, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Lisa is a great teacher and nothen will stop her from getting her dreams done i know she can do this.
matt January 06, 2013 at 12:23 PM
tonight is the night ot see the show it starts at 8 and runs for 2 hrs and if you are at the Agave Kitchen tonight you can look for her because i also know she will be down there.
tankette January 06, 2013 at 02:07 PM
How great for Lisa! Thanks Agave for hosting the viewing party - how fun! I'm curious though....I realize they taped the episode already, but are they already done filming the entire season? I thought they had to stay on the ranch. Is she already done with the show?
Mary Jo January 06, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Very cool! Wish her luck and offer sincere appreciation for her critical support of students at Hudson High!
Alex Cross January 07, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Oh my, it seems like Rambo is quite busy being a special needs teacher and having four children of her own. It is so inspiring to know that she can find room to focus on weight loss in addition to everything else, and I wish her the best of luck on the show. I was talking to a coworker at DISH about the show, and she is really excited that they are going to take on childhood obesity this season. I can’t wait to see Rambo on the show, but unfortunately I will miss the premiere tonight because we are hosting my daughter’s youth group. It’s no big deal though because I can just watch it with PrimeTime Anytime tomorrow. I love how my DISH Hopper records everything during primetime on the four major networks and saves it for a week, so I never miss anything!
Micheal Foley January 07, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Nice ad...
Beercanisland WI January 07, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Dish is for poor people.
yomammy January 07, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Would like comcast....cept for the "you get 500 channels for 6 months at 100 bucks (450 of them being music) and after 6 months your rate goes to 240...." Good luck to the gal....dont know her. To win you must never quit. ever.
Joseph January 11, 2013 at 09:14 PM
@Beercanisland WI HAHAHA, that's awesome
Bridget Weiler March 19, 2013 at 02:28 AM
All around an inspiration from ALL contestants! Its a big life decision and I hope I can follow in their footsteps soon! Tears come to my eyes when I see the progress! Its just gotta' be a good feeling! =)


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