Craig Westren

Age: 53
Goal weight: 75kg
Lives: Gorokan, NSW
Height: 173cm
Marital status: Married
Children: 2

Doting father to Emma, who has cerebral palsy, and Leigh, who joins him in the Biggest Loser House, Craig considers passing 50 an achievement, given he’s never been one for exercise.

The joker of the family, Craig’s favourite pastime outside pot-stirring is tucking into a big roast lamb dinner, though he admits that veggies are always taken out of the equation.

He knows he’ll have to leave all that behind for his Loser journey to be successful though; tired of being disgusted with himself when he looks in the mirror, Craig’s determined to turn his life around. If his wife of 25 years, Sharlene, “the boss of the family”, has her way, he won’t have any choice in the matter.

How are you related to your teammates?
Father, future father-in-law, husband.
What is your favourite food?
BBQ steaks and sausages.
What are your hobbies?
Fishing, boating and the beach.
Where would you like to travel most?
What is your dream job?
Charter boat operator.
What’s your idea of a good night out?
A party.
What made you decide to go on The Biggest Loser?
Team discussion.
What is your ultimate Biggest Loser goal?
To lose weight and have a different mindset about food.
What is your favourite TV snack?
Biscuits and coffee.
What are your biggest fears about the competition?
Not being able to do some of the challenges.
Who is your favourite ex-contestant? Why?
Bob – down to Earth and easygoing.
What will you miss most while in the house?
My daughter Emma and my plasma TV.