Week after week, America is rooting for reality star Ruby Gettinger. In November 2008, Ruby helped put the Style Network on the map when her original series, Ruby
, had the biggest debut in the network's history!
For 10 to 12 hours a day, cameras follow Ruby as she deals with the daily struggles of losing weight. At her heaviest, this Savannah, Georgia, native weighed 716 pounds. After dropping almost 230 pounds, she landed her own show and set out to lose 300 more. During her first Oprah Show appearance
, Ruby says she never weighed less than 350 pounds as an adult. Now, she's at her lowest adult weight ever
and her health is improving with each pound lost. "I am a little bit right under 350 [pounds]," she says. "I still have diabetes
, but it's under control. I don't have to take medication any longer."
Ruby has also reached a new milestone—she's wearing jeans for the first time in her life! "I've always wore tents and coverups," she says. "This is a new world."