Location: New South Wales
Starting Weight: 100.6kg
Starting Body Fat: 41.9%
Kate was the series three winner of Australian Idol in 2005, later becoming a member of the Young Divas all-female pop group.
Originally from Bendigo, Kate has a background as a swimming teacher and was a competitive swimmer as a teenager. But it was her voice that captured the nation’s attention after she won Idol, though she did become embroiled in a very public body issues controversy after judge Kyle Sandilands told her she had “tuckshop arms”.
She went on to release her debut single at Number 1 on the charts and achieved platinum album sales. A keen supporter of charity, Kate supports Lifeline and is a strong anti-bullying advocate, and is working on releasing a new album.
But, she admits it’s now time to face her body issues and shed her excess baggage.
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