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About Tara     “The Biggest Loser” Season 7 Finalist

“Don’t tell Tara she cannot do something
because she will prove to you she can.”

During season 7 of NBC’s hit series “The Biggest Loser,” Costa proved that where there’s a will
there’s a way. During her 18 weeks on campus, Costa never “fell below the yellow line.” She
won a record-setting eight challenges, the most of any contestant in show history. Not only did
Costa make show history but she dramatically pulled a car during one challenge, demonstrated
her determination weekly and inspired millions with her heart, spirit and determination during her
journey of losing 155 lbs. Growing up in a small town, Costa developed her loud and dynamic
personality. In a single parent home, Costa’s mother taught her the necessity of personal
achievements and independence. Since learning those lessons, Tara became a plus size model
for a top New York modeling agency, graduated from New York University with Honors and
accepted a finance position at the largest beauty company in the world.

In September 2008, Costa decided to leave her job and her life in New York to change her life
and get healthy. Weighing 294 lbs when she got to campus, Costa immediately set the tone for
how to work hard, push herself and never quit. In May 2009, Costa returned for the show’s
season finale weighing 139 lbs.

Already featured on the cover of magazines including Good Housekeeping and twice on OK
Magazine, Costa is now excited about life and trying new things. From marathons to triathlons,
Costa has vowed to continue pushing herself and to inspire others by joining “Team Tara.”