Ali Vincent reveals a new formula to the world, after winning season five of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” season 5. The hairdresser from Mesa, Ariz., lost more than half her body weight, but gained a whole new perspective on life. “I am a whole new woman,” Vincent told TODAY’s Lester Holt . “There are no limits. There are absolutely no limits and I started to dream big again.”today.msnbc.msn.com
The Pink Team on Season 5, of The Biggest Loser, Ali Vincent and Bette-Sue Burklund are both LDS Bette-Sue is still VERY active and proud to be LDS! (From Ali’s Mom to Famous Mormons)
Did being raised LDS play a part in your weight gain or weight loss?
AV: My mom put me on a celebrity Mormon Web site. I was raised LDS. I’m not active. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that there are a lot of successful people out there who are LDS, because you’re raised with different standards and know what it feels like to go for something.
A lot of it has to do with the way I was raised, for sure. I love the church, and half of my family is active, but for me it’s just not the right fit. I was raised LDS in a very Mormon community, yet everything in my life was different than everyone around me. There was a lot of aloneness, a lot of separateness. I was raised by my grandparents. My dad was Catholic and Mexican. My mom was white and Mormon. He was poor, she was rich.