Gina McDonald from "Biggest Loser 2013" is one of the contestants in Season 14 of the NBC reality weight-loss competition series. She is an attorney and law firm owner from Hoover, Alabama.

As a lawyer and law firm owner, 47-year-old Gina McDonald is very accomplished in her professional life, and was recently voted one of her city's top attorneys in the bankruptcy area of law that she practices. But getting control of her lifelong struggle with weight has proved to be a greater challenge. The Memphis, Tennessee, native grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the middle child of three children, and got a business degree from Northeast Louisiana University and a law degree from Birmingham School of Law in Alabama. 

She got to a healthy weight when she started practicing law, but began getting heavier after a divorce in 2002 left her a single mother of two young children. Poor eating habits, lack of exercise and the stress of divorce and dealing with emotional and financial issues of clients going through tough financial times were all contributing factors.

Now 245 pounds, with weight-related health issues that have included sleep apnea, high cholesterol, diabetes and hypothyroidism, Gina wants to finally become fit and healthy. She looks forward to running a marathon, playing golf with her husband, having the energy to work longer days and just enjoying life. "My whole life, I have dreamed of being fit and healthy," she says. "Now I have the courage, desire, dedication and opportunity to finally make my dream come true."

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Age: ∼51 years old
Weight: 245 lbs.
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Hometown: Vicksburg, MS
Current Residence: Hoover, AL

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