Believing in God and appreciating family seems like the perfect formula for living a happy life; but when life presents challenges, fear can easily replace faith, and life is not nearly so sweet. When her parents divorced and her mother moved away, taking siblings with her, Aguilar experienced a wounding sense of abandonment. Consequently, the bright, beautiful young woman suffered insecurity and fear that triggered bouts of overeating. Becoming Fearless is not about reaching a permanent destination; it is an acknowledgment of a process that is ongoing. Aguilar shares her inner journey from fearful to fearless, during which she teamed with her estranged mother to become a winner on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. This is a testament to the value of faith set, almost improbably, against the background of reality television. An inspirational story about battling some of life’s biggest challenges and winning. --Susan DeGrane
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“I will never forget the emotions that night as I stepped up to the scale and won the title as America cheered me on. It was an unforgettable journey from ‘little girl lost’ to ‘champion crowned,’ and the priceless gift I’d been given—to become fearless—is one that will keep on giving.”
—Michelle Aguilar, Becoming Fearless
Michelle Aguilar’s inspiring story goes beyond her grand-prize victory on television’s immensely popular The Biggest Loser. Becoming Fearless is about having faith in God when you’ve lost faith in yourself. It is an encouragement to “feel the fear” in any obstacle in life without being paralyzed by it. Finally, it is a story about reconciliation between Michelle and her mother, an exploration of the difficult and freeing work of forgiveness, and a reminder that what you learn on the journey is even more important than the destination.