Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Biggest Loser Shay Sorrells

Shay Sorrells, a 30-year-old social worker from Newport Beach, made it through to week 9 of “The Biggest Loser,” shedding more than 100 pounds in the process.

But did she make it through another week?

Tonight’s outcome was a bitter one for the Orange Team. In a double elimination, both Shay and teammate Daniel left the show.

If you want to see how she is doing now, weeks after taping ended, check out tonight’s episode of “The Jay Leno Show” at 10 p.m., where Shay is scheduled to be featured.

About Shay Sorrells:

Biggest Loser Shay Sorrells grew up the youngest of three girls. She was in the foster care system from age five to 18. As far as Shay can remember, she has been overweight. In the last 10 years Shay has found that stress, emotions and learned eating habits have continued to increase her weight. Both of Shay’s older sisters are overweight, and nearly all of her extended family. Family celebrations were always centered around food. Meals at home included fried chicken, biscuits, jambalaya, gumbo, fried fish, macaroni and cheese, cakes, pies, cobblers and anything else filled with starch! At a young age, Shay was expected to learn to cook and help make these meals for the family. In the family it was considered an honor to cook well.