Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

See What “The Biggest Loser” From 2008 Looks Like Now!

If you've ever felt like you needed something to motivate you to lose some weight and look healthier, then you're in luck. But it's not a health product. It's actually a young man by the name of Sam Rouen. Now let's go back to 2008 when the third series of Australia's "The Biggest Loser," introduced us to Sam. That's when we met a teen who had been struggling with his weight for most of his life. He wanted a change, and he fought very hard to achieve his goal. Now he's fighting something else, and you won't believe how different his life is today.

When 19-year-old Sam Rouen first appeared on "The Biggest Loser," he weighed 154 kilos.

He had his good days and bad days, but all in all, he just wanted to look and feel healthy once again in order to. If you'd told him that ten years later, he'd be taking his shirt off at the beach, he wouldn't have believed you.

When 19-year-old Sam Rouen first appeared on "The Biggest Loser," he weighed 154 kilos.

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Sam decided that the key to shedding off the excess body weight lied in the Australian reality show.

"The Biggest Loser" saw contestants compete to lose as much body weight as possible. The one who lost the most had the best chance to win a cash prize. But the biggest prize came when he lost 71 kilos over the course of the series.

At 29, Sam is a completely different man and he's taken to social media to share his story.

Using his Facebook page, Sam shares how he accomplished a better life since his glory days on the reality TV series that literally changed his life for the better. And, as you can see, he's now a firefighter, who really needs to put out the fire in our hearts.

Sam's tanned physique is so ripped that it's difficult to believe that he's the same plus-sized teen.

Of course, it's not easy to avoid going unnoticed, and since he's a firefighter, it was only a matter of times before he started modeling for the New South Wales Firefighters Calendar. The calendar provides funding for research into childhood burns too. So, he not only looks good, but he has a heart too.

Sam's tanned physique is so ripped that it's difficult to believe that he's the same plus-sized teen.

Australian FireFighters Calendar

Sam wasn't sure if he wanted to share his story on Facebook for the whole world to read.

On Facebook, he wrote, "Wasn't sure if I was going to do this post... however, ten years hey. What a time." But he lost 71 kilos, practically half his body weight. So, showing before-and-after pics like this one just seemed like a great way to celebrate his accomplishment.

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