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    From Winning 'Biggest Loser' Contest to Becoming Body Icon in 10 Years (PHOTO)

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    This story is almost certain to help you get more motivation for your workout, and not necessarily in a gym.

    Sam Rouen, participant of an Australian weight loss show, has published photos in his Facebook account showing how his body has transformed over the past 10 years, something that has already grabbed global headlines.

    In 2006, the 154-kg Rouen took part in Bigger Loser Australia, a local version of the Biggest Loser show, which The Independent said "attracted millions of viewers each week" at the time.

    After losing 71 kilograms, then-19-year-old Rouen was recognized as the winner, who lost the highest percentage of weight compared to his original one.

    At the end of the day, Rouen became a firefighter and in 2016, his beefy torso has even appeared in the New South Wales Firefighters calendar.

    Perhaps just to put things in perspective, the 29-year-old also posts his previous fat-boy photos on his Facebook page.

    In 2015, the Daily Telegraph Australia quoted him as saying that he is "still extremely self-conscious" and that he still doesn't "like taking my shirt off — even at the beach."

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