Brandi Mallory, who made a name for herself after being featured on Extreme Weight Loss in 2004, has died. She was 40. A cause of death was not given.
Along with being part of the popular reality show, Mallory was a makeup artist and dancer. Per Entertainment Weekly:
“Mallory was featured on the fourth season of Extreme Weight Loss, which highlighted a different person each week as they underwent rigorous regimens to lose weight. During her time on the show, Mallory went from 329 pounds to 178 pounds.”
During a 2018 interview with Kirby Carroll, Mallory said she became motivated to lose weight after the death of a sorority sister.
“It was devastating, and she wasn’t as large as I was,” Mallory said. “She had a heart attack. I literally was waking up every day like… this may be my last day waking up, like, I don’t know what’s going to happen for me.”