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[12/23/14 - 01:41 PM]
Two Women Lose Half Their Weight and Reclaim Their Confidence in TLC's "New Body, New Style"
The one-hour special premieres Friday, January 2 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[via press release from TLC]

TWO WOMEN LOSE HALF THEIR WEIGHT AND RECLAIM THEIR CONFIDENCE IN TLC'S "NEW BODY, NEW STYLE"

All-new weight loss and makeover special - in partnership with Time Inc's PEOPLE - airs January 2

(NEW YORK)-TLC is partnering with Time Inc's PEOPLE for the first time in NEW BODY, NEW STYLE, an all-new one-hour special that follows the weight loss journeys of two women who lost half of their body weight and finally shed their insecurities with life-changing makeovers. Fashion & beauty expert Mary Alice Stephenson guides them through their emotional journeys and teaches them how to style their new slim figures, and reclaim their confidence. NEW BODY, NEW STYLE premieres Friday, January 2 at 10/9c on TLC.

TLC teamed up with PEOPLE, the world's most popular magazine, to makeover one of the women, 26 year-old Annabelle, who is also featured in the magazine's annual "Half Their Size" issue, which hits newsstands nationwide on Tuesday, Dec. 23. PEOPLE's Style & Beauty Director, Andrea Lavinthal makes a special guest appearance and provides fashion and makeover tips at Annabelle's PEOPLE photo shoot.

Since childhood, Annabelle has struggled with her weight and weighed 328 pounds by the time she graduated high school. Thanks to healthy diet and exercise, Annabelle lost 140 pounds in just one year and currently weighs 155 pounds. Now, with only three days to get ready for her PEOPLE photo shoot, she meets with Mary Alice, who is under pressure to help Annabelle let go of the hurt and insecurity she felt after many years of being overweight, and to give her the confidence to show off her new body.

Mary Alice also visits Lori, 40, whose weight grew to 240 pounds after the birth of her first child. Using food as an emotional comfort, things took a turn for the worst when Lori couldn't leave the house, ashamed of her appearance. Finally, she started utilizing her work's "get healthy" program, and lost 120 pounds - half of her weight. Now, she doesn't know how to dress her new body, relying on ill-filling hand-me-downs. Mary Alice helps Lori embrace the positive results she achieved and discover the right approach to her style - just in time to attend an important company event.

NEW BODY, NEW STYLE is produced by Shed Media for TLC.

About TLC

Offering remarkably relatable real-life stories without judgment, the network celebrates the reality that "everyone needs a little TLC." TLC's hit series share everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life's milestone moments such as wedding-themed programs anchored by Say Yes To The Dress. In the first half of 2014, TLC had 25 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including six series that averaged 2 million P2+ viewers or more: The Little Couple, 19 Kids and Counting, Return to Amish, Sister Wives, Long Island Medium, and 90 Day Fiancé. TLC is a global brand available in more than 95 million homes in the US and 352 million households in 185 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial. Fans can also interact with TLC through social media on Facebook, Instagram, and @TLC on Twitter as well as On Demand services and mobile platforms. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories.





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