Rachel Paul is a participant on the 2015 season of Extreme Weight Loss. Read on for our 5 Fast Facts on Paul and her episode below.
1. Rachel Paul Is A Former UCLA Cheerleader
Rachel Paul was a UCLA Cheerleader with a lot of dance talent. Her ABC bio explains:
Born with a winning spirit, Rachel began dancing at three years old. As Rachel grew older, her spirit was hampered by mixed feelings towards love, sex and religion, so she turned to food for emotional support and became obese.
2. When She Found Out Her Boyfriend Was Cheating On Her, She Began To Over-Eat
When Rachel Paul was younger, she found out that her boyfriend cheated on her and she basically used food to help her get through her grief. She ate her way to over 300 pounds, but in the end, it only made her feel worse.
3. Ne-Yo Appears On Rachel’s EWL Episode
As a special treat for Rachel, superstar Ne-Yo appears on Extreme Weight Loss and Rachel actually gets to choreograph a routine for him.
4. Her Weight Made It Difficult To Do Her Job
Because of Rachel’s weight, being a high school dance teacher can be difficult. She told the Santa Monica Mirror:
I would sweat easily, and I couldn’t demonstrate anything due to my weight. My back and knees always hurt; I just lacked confidence.
5. She Gets Professional Dental Work To Improve Her Smile
In addition to shedding some weight, Rachel also gets some help from Studio B Smiles in order to improve her teeth. Thanks to EWL coaches Heidi and Chris Powell, Rachel is able to improve her smile as well as her body.