Damien Challenor

Age: 43
Goal weight: 100kg
Lives: Upper Coomera, QLD
Height: 163cm
Marital status: Married
Children: Son and two daughters
Occupation: Mr Mom and uni student

2011 at Camp Biggest Loser promises plenty of surprises, but arguably the biggest is Damien, the heaviest contestant in Biggest Loser Australia history. The married father of three has added more than 100kilos to his frame over the past decade, decreasing his mobility to the point where even dressing unaided proves difficult.

Currently training to become a teacher, Damien knows all too well that realising his dream of standing in front of a class will require more than academic success; he needs to reclaim his health and fitness, and in doing so become not just a role model for his students, but his children too.

Damien undertakes his Biggest Loser journey with his nephew Nathaniel and brothers Greg and Joe, hoping that the experience will both bring them together, and help them transform their lives.

How are you related to your teammates?
Three brothers and nephew.
What is your favourite food?
Peperoni pizza, rib-eye fillet, two-inch steaks.
What are your hobbies?
Driving, watching TV, playing computer games.
Where would you like to travel most?
Thailand, India and Europe.
What is your dream job?
Industrial technology design teacher.
What’s your idea of a good night out?
Restaurant, fine food and excellent company.
What made you decide to go on The Biggest Loser?
Not being able to function as a teacher after studies next year.
What is your ultimate Biggest Loser goal?
90-100kg.
What is your favourite TV snack?
Chocolate.
What are your biggest fears about the competition?
Not being there at the finish because I was voted off.
Who is your favourite ex-contestant? Why?
Shannon and Damien – they were both over 200kgs, same as me.
What will you miss most while in the house?
Deb, my wife, and Judson, Tanayah and Keelin, my children.
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