Hudson High Teacher to Appear on NBC's 'The Biggest Loser'

A Hudson High School special needs teacher and mother of four is among the contestants in Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser."

Lisa Rambo of Houlton will be on Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser" on NBC. 

Rambo is a 37-year-old special educational assistant at Hudson High School and a mother of four young children. In the video above, she says she weighs 246 lbs.

Lisa's husband Tony, a pastor at River Community Church, confirmed that she will be on the show, but declined futher comment until arrangements could be made with communications professionals at NBC.

As an educational assistant in a program for students with special needs, Lisa already has a lot of people rooting for her at Hudson High School, including Principal Laura Love.

"It's fun for me to see Lisa meet her own goals for health and wellness and to see her inspire students and colleagues with her positive attitude and drive," Love said.

Lisa also used to work as a server at The Agave Kitchen, and the restaurant will hold a viewing party for the season premiere on Sunday. According to a post by Lisa on Facebook, she will attend the viewing party:

"I will be there! Enjoying skinny wings and the best ice water in all of Hudson!!!!!"

"The Biggest Loser" is a reality show that features overweight people who compete to win a cash prize by losing weight.

The new season premieres at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6. Tune into NBC to root for Rambo.

Biggest Loser Bio (provided by NBC)


Hometown: Houlton, Wisconsin

Occupation:  High School Special Education Assistant

Thirty-seven-year-old Lisa Rambo says her primary motivation for going on “The Biggest Loser” is to be strong and healthy and a good role model for her four children, ages 5, 7, 10 and 11.  She remembers watching the show and making the eye-opening discovery that the starting weights of some of the contestants were very close to her own weight, now 246 pounds.  Lisa also watched her aunt’s life-threatening health struggles when she was in her 50s and realized she needed to make a big change to avoid serious health problems down the road.  Poor diet, no exercise, working for many years in the food service industry and being a busy working mother of four have all contributed to her weight gain and left Lisa with little time and energy to take care of herself. Inspired to work with special needs children by her Aunt, who has Down Syndrome, she is now a special education assistant for high school students and hopes to one day open a special needs gym in her community to help her students who are overweight.  She is also very involved in community activities and directs the community service for her church. Once the weight is off, Lisa looks forward to clothes shopping, hiking, canoeing and enjoying other outdoor adventures with her family.

This post was updated at 4:30 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2012.

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Micheal Foley January 07, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Nice ad...
Beercanisland WI January 07, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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yomammy January 07, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Would like comcast....cept for the "you get 500 channels for 6 months at 100 bucks (450 of them being music) and after 6 months your rate goes to 240...." Good luck to the gal....dont know her. To win you must never quit. ever.
Joseph January 11, 2013 at 09:14 PM
@Beercanisland WI HAHAHA, that's awesome
Bridget Weiler March 19, 2013 at 02:28 AM
All around an inspiration from ALL contestants! Its a big life decision and I hope I can follow in their footsteps soon! Tears come to my eyes when I see the progress! Its just gotta' be a good feeling! =)


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