Here's why she wanted to be selected for The Mid-South's Biggest Loser:
"First and foremost for my health. I have two important things in my life that I most lose this weight for. First is my mother. She is in renal failure and living with no functioning kidneys. I want to be a organ donor, but I most lose this weight. Second, my oldest child graduates from high school in 2007 and I refuse to go to her graduation looking the way I do."