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Fat Chance

Julie Hadden

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Julie Hadden has spent most of her life battling weight issues. Overweight as both a child and adult, she found that after marriage and having a baby, she had become morbidly obese.

Her story is one millions can relate to. After years of bad physical habits, she was spiraling out of control. In a desperate long shot, she auditioned -- along with 250,000 others -- for a contestant slot on The Biggest Loser. As one of eighteen contestants selected, her private struggle now became very public, and it transformed her life. On December 18, 2007, Julie became the "Biggest Female Loser" of Season Four. She finished as first runner-up to the overall title, dropping nearly 100 pounds (a staggering 44.5 percent of her body weight) in about eight months.

Hadden's participation on The Biggest Loser has opened many doors for her. She has appeared on Access Hollywood, Extra, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight, E!, Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show and in numerous magazines and print publications throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is the author of Fat Chance: Losing the Weight, Gaining My Worth.

Today, Hadden shares her story and provides inspiration on healthy living, fitness, and how extraordinary things can happen to ordinary people. But she's quick to tell you that being on reality TV isn't the "extraordinary" thing that happened to her. It's the total transformation -- body, mind, and spirit that came from what she's been through.

Hadden and her husband Mike have been married for ten years and reside in Jacksonville, Florida with their two sons.

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