Julie Hadden

First Female "Biggest Loser", Author

Julie Hadden, one of the most successful and memorable contestants on NBC's The Biggest Loser, struggled with her self-worth and her size for years. When her journey began at age 34 she found herself at a crossroads: would she settle for staying 'big' the rest of her life, or would she insist on making big changes instead? When she stepped on the scale at the show's season-four finale, being named the “Biggest Female Loser” of the season and revealing she had lost an astounding 45 percent of her body weight, she simultaneously stepped into the world's collective heart. The experience helped birth her new physique, but the transformation went far deeper than that — from displeasure to contentment, from indulgence to self-control, from shame to self-confidence. Among her numerous television appearances, Julie has been on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Larry King Live Show, and has been featured in numerous magazines and print publications throughout the U.S. and abroad. Julie is the author of “Fat Chance: Losing the Weight, Gaining My Worth.”