Big Vinny from the BIGGEST LOSER (season 12) is a true champion that has solved the challenge that many Americans experience.Obesity is ravaging the USA and Vinny is leading others to reach optimal weight by accomplishing what very few have, he lost 206 LBS in six months.
Skinny Vinny comes from a highly musical family. His late father was a professional guitarist, and he passed his passion for music along to his children, especially Vinny.As a large man Vinny rocked the stage; as a thin man he brings an energy that leaves many speechless. At first he lived far away, his desire pushed him to drive 3hrs round trip daily to achieve his vision.He teaches everyone, “Do whatever it takes to achieve your dreams!”
Vinny’s passion guided him to his buddy Butter and from their connection Trailer Choir was born.Toby Keith turned up at a gig and signed them to a record label in June 2007. Two days later, they were on tour with Toby; their emotional connection to the listens created a following.
But, Vinny had issues that he had been carrying from an intense upbringing.On February of 2011 his weight issues slammed him harshly, like many Americans he had type II diabetes.He felt hopeless when the medical professionals told him that he only had 2yrs to live!
To make things worse he was told he had liver and kidney problems, his medical charts were through the roof; it was a miracle that he was still alive.He literally had fat running through his veins; can you imagine that, he had fat corseting through his body. Vinny was instructed to do drastic gastric bypass surgery as soon as possible; he did not listen! The opportunity of a lifetime fell into his lap.On the Biggest Loser through hard work and dedication he lost 206 LBS.Now his music and acting career is taking off. He is an inspiration; he is a leader showing others how to achieve optimal health while simultaneously building a life that creates joy inside.
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