Tina Elliott

Bio: 58, of Boring, Ore. She is married with two grown daughters and eight grandkids. Height and weight: 5-foot-7 and 263 pounds. "The Biggest Loser" has probably never seen a "before" picture quite like Tina's: In her early 20s, she worked as a swimsuit model. By 28, though, she found herself facing divorce and raising two young daughters on her own. Her second marriage also ended in divorce because her husband strayed. Tina said she turned to food amid all the stress. Other pressures: Tina's daughter became pregnant at 16, and, as a result, Tina found herself focused on helping her daugher. Also, Tina felt pressure to live up to her own mother, who was a slender woman who excelled at being a homemaker. Tina said her downfall was nibbling and picking all day long, and she just packed on the pounds over the years. "Now," she said, "It's my time." Tina has one concern about the Ranch: "I am not a game player," she said. "I won't do anything just to get ahead." She said she plans to pay it forward by returning home and helping her daughter battle her weight issues. She also wants people to realize that if she can lose weight at 58, then it's never too late.
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