Vote today for Croziers’ date with Jared
By Jane Bokun Post-Tribune correspondent March 5, 2013 11:22AM
Courtney and Marci Crozier | Photo provided
Updated: March 5, 2013 12:10PM
Local mother daughter team Marci and Courtney Crozier were happy enough to be on “The Biggest Loser,” but now the two have another opportunity on national television.
“NBC asked 10 of us to be ambassadors for ‘The Biggest Loser,’” said Marci Crozier.
“They wanted a platform that allowed fans to reach out to us so we could respond and share hope.’”
One of the sponsors, Subway, wanted to expand on this opportunity and create a unique voting contest.
The ambassador/contestant with the most votes will take part in a Subway restaurant commercial with spokesman Jared Fogle and the winner of “The Biggest Loser, Season 14.”
Marci, of Valparaiso, and Courtney took part in “The Biggest Loser” television show two years ago on Season 11. Marci lost 80 pounds and Courtney lost more than 200 pounds. Marci works at Omni Health and Fitness in Schererville, which is part of the Franciscan Alliance. Courtney is a student and owns a frozen yogurt store in Valparaiso called YoAmazing. One of the two will represent Franciscan Alliance and Northwest Indiana in the commercial.
The Croziers were chosen because Subway restaurants and “The Biggest Loser” teamed to highlight popular “biggest losers.” Voters have to hurry because the campaign ends today.
Although she’s thrilled to be part of the program, Marci Crozier wants people to vote for Courtney.
“I do not want to be pitted against my daughter but still appreciate the opportunities that have been given to us,” she said.
The two are part of nine ambassadors of the 250 people that have been on the show.
“They have always represented themselves with integrity and have made us proud,” said Sharon Sporman, Omni executive director, who has worked with Marci for more than 29 years. “They truly try to stay focused on mission when so many reach out to them.”
Marci said she’s happy for the chance to pay her weight loss forward.
“Yes, Courtney represents our family and friends but represents so much more,” she said. “She’s not at her ideal weight quite yet allowing her to represent people who struggle everyday with their weight. She also represents those with healthy lifestyle success since she has had so much of her own.”
Those who want to vote for their favorite “Biggest Loser” contestant may access www.nbc.com/subway.