At 20 years of age, Alexandra finds herself saddened that she cannot enjoy her life as a college student due to her weight. She cannot fit into the seats at her school, nor can she slip on a dress and enjoy a night out with her friends. When her friends ask her to go to the beach or on a spring break trip she makes up an excuse to save her the embarrassment. Alexandra's motivation is the future that lies ahead of her. She still has three more college years to live, a job to succeed in and she really wants to help her mother get her weight on track. Her mother is a huge motivation for doing "The Biggest Loser," and at 40 she believes that she cannot lose weight. Alexandra wants her mother to see with her own eyes that it is possible.