He Won ‘The Biggest Loser’ 10 Years Ago And It Turned His Life Around. See What He Looks Like Today!

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Life by Paige Cerulli on 12/06/2017

Sam Rouen won the 2008 edition of The Biggest Loser, the TV weight loss competition that challenges overweight contestants to lose the greatest percentage of their body weight possible. But that was just the beginning of changes in Rouen’s life.

At the time, Rouen was just 19 and weighed 154 kg when the show began. By the end of the show, Rouen had lost 71 kg. While some contestants gain weight after the show ends, Rouen, who’s now 29, has kept the weight off and maintained his good habits. Rouen recently reflected on the decade anniversary since his weight loss journey began. Referencing both highs and lows, Rouen stated that he was grateful for the amazing people who care for him.

Rouen shared bof0re-and-after photos of himself as a teenager versus the toned firefighter that he is today. Looking at the photos, it’s easy to see that Rouen is virtually unrecognizable. Since losing weight, Rouen has modeled in a firefighters calendar, dedicated himself to health and fitness, and found love. He says that he’s addicted to working out, and loves running, playing sports, and working out in the gym.

Though Rouen looks amazing, he still has some lasting anxiety that started back when he was overweight. Rouen is still self-conscious and doesn’t like to take his shirt off.

Rouen’s story is an inspiring account of what’s possible with determination and self-control. He worked hard to become fitter and healthier, and in the process he proved that no matter how challenging, you can make your dreams come true.

Here are before and after photos of Sam Rouen when he was a teenager and how he looks today, as a firefighter.

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As a child, Rouen was always heavier. Then, he decided to go on The Biggest Loser. 

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He won the 2008 series of the show.

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Rouen weighed 154 kg at the beginning of the show.

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During the show’s 12-week timespan, he lost an incredible 71 kg.

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Since the show, Rouen has continued his healthy lifestyle.

He says that now, he’s addicted to working out.

He even fulfilled his dream of becoming a firefighter.

Rouen recently modeled in a firefighters calendar.

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He also found love, and is currently engaged to his fiancee, Daniella.

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Though Rouen looks amazing, he admits that he still feels self-conscious sometimes.

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He doesn’t like to take his shirt off, even when he’s at the beach.

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Rouen’s inspirational story is a testament to what you can achieve with hard work and determination.

Rouen says that you may be at your lowest point, but you can still turn it around and fulfill your dreams.

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What do you think of Rouen’s powerful story?

 
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