`Biggest Loser' to feature Springfield woman

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Springfield woman whose doctors blame her infertility on her weight is appearing on the weight-loss reality show "The Biggest Loser."

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Marie Pearl has been married for six years and tried unsuccessfully to conceive for the past four years.

The senior staff accountant at Ozarks Technical Community College Pearl started out at 249 pounds. She can't reveal how much weight she's lost or how she fared on the NBC show. She says she's struggled with her weight her entire life and said appearing on the show has been "life changing."

The show's latest season premieres Oct. 15 and finishes taping this month. The live finale is Feb. 4.

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