Starting weight: 280 lbs.
Total weight lost: 66.5 lbs.
Hometown: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Hotel reservationist
Barbara started modeling at age 13 and struggled with her weight ever since. She has been married for two years and has kept clothes in her closet ranging from sizes 8 to 22.
Losing her two sisters in a car accident when she was a child drove Barbara to seek solace in eating. "My sisters were basically my entire life and when that was taken away from me, it took a part of me with them," she says.