Rachel Frederickson

 

STATUS: WINNER

Occupation: Voice-over Artist
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

  • STARTING WEIGHT: 260
  • CURRENT WEIGHT: 105
  • WEIGHT DIFFERENCE: -155

 

At just 24 years old, Rachel Frederickson has had a very busy few years, living in six different places in as many years. Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a younger and older brother, she stayed very active on her high school swim team and was a three-time state champion swimmer. Rachel was offered full scholarships by several colleges, but turned them down and instead moved to Germany after her 18th birthday to be with a German foreign exchange student with whom she'd fallen in love. The relationship didn't last; her confidence faded, and Rachel gained more than 100 pounds over the next six years. After Germany, she moved to Chicago for pastry school, to Colorado to manage a gelato shop, and back to Minnesota when her parents got divorced. Then she went to Vegas to work as a pastry chef and finally landed in Los Angeles, where she currently works as a voice-over artist. Rachel says, "I was very hard on myself for some of the decisions I made. I'm ready to become that strong and confident girl again, to free myself from the past, live in the present and make the changes I need to be happy with myself and live the life I always imagined." At 260 pounds, Rachel looks forward to socializing more, finding love again, running with her dog and shopping for great clothes that show off her personality and style.