Sharlene Westren

Age: 49
Goal weight: 70-75kg
Lives: Gorokan, NSW
Height: 165cm
Marital status: Married
Children: Son and a daughter
Occupation: Carers (clerical admin)

“The boss of the Westren family” and self-confessed “control freak”, Sharlene has come to realise that she’s controlling very little about her current life.

It’s been a rough road for the feisty mother, having lost her premature baby Claire, and given birth to cerebral palsy-stricken Emma the following year, but Sharlene isn’t about to feel sorry for herself.

Constantly looking after other people, Sharlene has decided to put herself first for a change, and embarks on her Biggest Loser journey looking to emerge fit, fabulous, and enjoying a rekindled spark with her beloved husband Craig.

How are you related to your teammates?
Wife, mother and future mother-in-law.
What is your favourite food?
Roast dinner with lots of baked veggies.
What are your hobbies?
Patchwork, sewing, fishing, coffee with friends and movies.
Where would you like to travel most?
Europe, or just about anywhere – I love to travel.
What is your dream job?
Helping the homeless, the aged and other people that aren’t able to help themselves.
What’s your idea of a good night out?
Dinner party with my friends.
What made you decide to go on The Biggest Loser?
Lara and Leigh.
What is your ultimate Biggest Loser goal?
To find ‘Sharlene’ and be happy.
What is your favourite TV snack?
Don’t really have one, but I love a cup of tea in the afternoon with a homemade slice ‘sometimes.’
What are your biggest fears about the competition?
Not being able to do everything and feeling so very old.
Who is your favourite ex-contestant? Why?
Lisa – she managed to achieve her goals even with an injury.
What will you miss most while in the house?
My daughter Emma, my niece Shannon and best friends Tracey and Amanda.