“At just 24 years old, Rachel Frederickson has had a very busy few years, living in six different places in as many years. Born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., with a younger and older brother, she stayed very active on her high school swim team and was a three-time state champion swimmer. Rachel was offered full scholarships by several colleges, but turned them down and instead moved to Germany after her 18th birthday to be with a German foreign exchange student with whom she’d fallen in love. The relationship didn’t last; her confidence faded, and Rachel gained more than 100 pounds over the next six years. After Germany, she moved to Chicago for pastry school, to Colorado to manager a gelato shop, and back to Minnesota when her parents got divorced. Then she went to Vegas to work as a pastry chef and finally landed in Los Angeles, where she currently works as a voice-over artist. Rachel says, “I was very hard on myself for some of the decisions I made. I’m ready to become that strong and confident girl again, to free myself from the past, live in the present and make the changes I need to be happy with myself and live the life I always imagined.” At 260 pounds, Rachel looks forward to socializing more, finding love again, running with her dog and shopping for great clothes that show off her personality and style”
The Biggest Loser will make it’s for season 15, on NBC with fifteen new contestants. It will air Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m. ET.