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AT 435 POUNDS NYLA'S VIVACIOUS PERSONALITY MASKS A LIFETIME OF HURT, AND
HER WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY IS PEPPERED WITH CONFLICT WITH CHRIS ON ABC'S
"EXTREME MAKEOVER: WEIGHT LOSS EDITION" JULY 15
"Nyla" - At 435 pounds and just 27 years old, Nyla has plus-sized personality, but a lifelong struggle with her weight. Though she lives in Houston, she loves the food of Louisiana and orders ten pounds of crawfish at her favorite restaurant, when she receives the shock of her life. The waitress brings over a t-shirt emblazoned, "I ate 10 pounds of crawfish and all I got was a year with Chris Powell." To her delight, she has been selected for a year-long makeover with the transformation specialist and trainer, but Nyla's joy is tempered along the way. Though she is bubbly and appears confident, her obesity masks her insecurities about never having had a relationship with her biological father. In addition, she didn't realize the hard work and tireless commitment she would need to put into her weight loss efforts, and she clashes repeatedly with Chris, defying his dietary recommendations and confronting him angrily. As he continues to try to motivate her, Chris realizes he needs to help Nyla find closure with her dad and provides an amazing on-camera opportunity for a new beginning, on "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," SUNDAY, JULY 15 (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.