Emma Duncan

Age: 25
Goal weight: 65-70kg
Lives: Newcastle, NSW
Marital status: Married
Children: None
Occupation: Hairdresser

Contrary to her siblings Meg, Sarah-Jayne and Jarrod, Emma used to be thin, but five years ago her weight began spiralling out of control.

“It’s really hard going from being thin to being big,” she rues, “people look at you differently. When you go out to dinner they’re eating a salad, you’re having a steak and you feel bad for it.”

Emma concedes that for her, eating is very much an emotional reflex, and with another vice being laziness, she’s not nearly as active as she should be. In returning to the size she once was, Emma hopes to reignite the spark of her and her husband’s love life, and regain her sense of self-worth in the process.

How are you related to your teammates?
What is your favourite food?
Chocolate and chicken schnitzel.
What are your hobbies?
Shopping, eating and relaxing.
Where would you like to travel most?
Alaska and Canada.
What is your dream job?
Owning my own salon.
What’s your idea of a good night out?
Nice dinner and movie with my friends and husband.
What made you decide to go on The Biggest Loser?
To get healthy and lose some weight.
What is your ultimate Biggest Loser goal?
To be the winner.
What is your favourite TV snack?
Chips and chocolate.
What are your biggest fears about the competition?
Having to do anything involving heights.
Who is your favourite ex-contestant? Why?
Tiffany, because she always put in a lot of effort and stayed true to herself.
What will you miss most while in the house?
Husband, family and friends. Junk food.