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A YOUNG WOMAN WHO WANTS TO START A FAMILY IS CRUSHED
WHEN SHE LEARNS HER WEIGHT IS THREATENING HER FERTILITY,
ON ABC'S "EXTREME MAKEOVER: WEIGHT LOSS EDITION"
With Guidance and Support from Chris Powell,
Jacqui Achieves a Record Breaking Weight Loss
"Jacqui" -- Excited to start a family with her loving and supportive husband, 29-year-old Jacqui is crushed when she learns she has an infertility condition aggravated by her 355 pound frame. With help from trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell, the West Palm Beach, Florida resident goes beyond everyone's expectations, turning things around and reclaiming her life and body, rebuilding her self-confidence and rediscovering her love of singing along the way. Six months in, Chris challenges Jacqui to complete a 100-kilometer bike ride through the hills of Ireland, a feat she never dreamed of possibly accomplishing, on "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," SUNDAY, JUNE 10 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
From the producers of "The Biggest Loser" and "MasterChef," "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic. The series is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA.
"Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, May 2013) Twins David & Rebecca didn't think that much about their weight as they were growing up in North Prairie, WI. David, who weighs in at 470 pounds, and Rebecca, who weighs 398 pounds, spent their childhood making people laugh. Behind the smiles there were tears of pain from a difficult upbringing that led them to use food as an outlet. After Chris Powell decides to help the twins on their 23rd birthday, he realizes they're extremely co-dependent and enable each other's poor decisions, especially when it comes to their weight. After a tearful goodbye, the twins are split up for a 90-day challenge, with Rebecca going to Arizona to work alongside Chris's wife, Heidi. At the beginning of his weight loss journey, David said he'd always wanted to go through Navy SEAL training to show his dad that "he was a man." Chris takes the twins on his toughest milestone challenge to a rigorous "Kokoro" training camp designed to forge mental toughness and modeled on Navy SEAL Hell Week. But when the twins' old habits begin to reemerge, Chris becomes concerned they may not be able to meet their weight loss goals. The Season 3 Premiere of "Extreme Weight Loss" (formerly "Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition,") airs TUESDAY, MAY 28 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.