In August of 2002, Big Boy weighed in at 511 pounds. With several attempts at weightloss, he was finally able to shed some pounds and keep them off. He recently published a book about his journey: An XL Life: Staying Big At Half The Size.

To promote a healthy lifestyle, Big Boy is encouraging those who have lost weight to upload pictures or videos onto his website.

The person with the most weight loss will win a free I-pad 2, with Big Boy's book uploaded onto it.

Contest submissions should be e-mailed to an Contest information can be posted on and run from midnight Jan 18 - to midnight Jan 20.

Big Boy shares his tough journey from an overweight homeless teen, who overcame guns, gangs and dealing, to become the morbidly obese radio funny-guy sparring regularly with superstars like Will Smith, Barack Obama, Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson. He tells an inspirational behind-the-scenes tale of how he fought the battle of his life, finding himself near death more than once, all the while still entertaining Los Angeles daily with his hit radio show, "Big Boy's Neighborhood."

His book, In An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size, is currently in stores.

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