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Arkansan Wins Grand Prize In Weightloss Contest

An Arkansas woman wins grand prize in national weight loss competition.


LITTLE ROCK, AR -- We have an update on a story we first brought to you here on FOX 16.

Anchor Kevin Kelly Profiled Rebecca Privitera's story.

We told you she was one of four finalists in the Beachbody contest.

Well...she won the contest and is $100,000 richer -- thanks to your votes.

Before beginning her weight-loss journey, Privitera weighed 381 pounds. That was before she lost 221 pounds.

She says the turning point in her life was when her mother-in-law talked her into doing a 5K race in May 2011.

After being winded and out of shape, she decided to change her life.

she began working out to a Team Beachbody DVD and started shedding the pounds.

She entered the contest and won the grand prize.

Congratulations to Rebecca Privitera!

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