Lara Westren

Age: 25
Goal weight: 65kg
Lives: Turramurra, NSW
Height: 172cm
Marital status: De facto
Children: Not yet!
Occupation: Learning and development co-ordinator

Entering the Biggest Loser House with her boyfriend Leigh and his parents Craig and Sharlene, it was Lara’s suggestion that the family apply to take part in the competition.

Lara and Leigh dream of getting married, but aren’t prepared to realise that dream until they both lose weight. They accept they’re stuck in a rut, and would like nothing more than to break the vicious cycle and one day start a family.

With her man being an avid DJ, Lara targets the day she feels comfortable enough to return to the clubs and dance the night away to his tunes.

Tired of comparisons to her twin sister, Lara is ready to leave the excuses at the door and reclaim her life and happiness.

How are you related to your teammates?
My boyfriend, future father-in-law, future mother-in-law.
What is your favourite food?
Mum’s spag bol.
What are your hobbies?
Going to the beach, photography, shopping, playing my guitar, jewellery making.
Where would you like to travel most?
America (would say Europe but went last year).
What is your dream job?
Something creative, inspirational and healing, or something like working on Getaway!
What’s your idea of a good night out?
Being with my boyfriend, my best friends, with a bottle of champagne, fab music, and a hot dress to wear!
What made you decide to go on The Biggest Loser?
I was sick of crying every year I’ve watched it in the past, so I decided to take a stab at getting on!
What is your ultimate Biggest Loser goal?
To get down to my goal weight and put behind me years of being unhappy. Bring on the new Lara!
What is your favourite TV snack?
What are your biggest fears about the competition?
Running through a spider’s web – I’m so arachnophobic.
Who is your favourite ex-contestant? Why?
Teresa – I’m biased because I know her. Most inspirational for me – Tiffany.
What will you miss most while in the house?
My family and my turtle.