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Age: 42
Height: 5'6"
Starting weight: 197 lbs.
Total weight lost: 55 lbs.
Hometown: Goldsboro, NC
Occupation: Construction company owner, political campaign coordinator

"If I can't control my weight, how in the world can I control a grassroots organization for a political campaign?" asked Monika, who used to munch on snacks like pork rinds and peanut butter.

Meet Monika.

One-on-One with Dr. Phil.

Monika's internal dialogue.

An argument with Kim.

More trouble with Kim?

Her "extreme" surprise.

Monika recovers from her makeover.

See what she gets at the finale!

Meet the other challengers.