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Sunny, the youngest of four daughters, was born in Dallas and grew up in a close-knit family in Texas. She was overweight as a child, and being singled out as a "fat kid" when chosen by a school counselor to participate in an after-school program for overweight children negatively affected her self-image. She maintained a healthy weight in high school by playing a variety of sports, but during her last semester in college, after becoming pregnant, she gained 100 pounds in one year's time when she began student teaching. She earned a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Angelo State University and is currently working on graduate classes at the University of North Texas. Feeling like she couldn't break her addiction to food on her own, Sunny tried out for "The Biggest Loser" in the hopes of learning to live a balanced life where food is not her primary focus. Now the married, 41-year-old mother of a 15-year-old son, Sunny is 277 pounds and looks forward to riding bikes with her family and playing tennis with her husband after she loses the weight.