Kelli Poles played on the women’s basketball team at the University of Vermont on a full-ride scholarship. Poles played in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2009. But after an injury ended her career, Kelli became depressed and gained a lot of weight. At 26, she now weighs 331 pounds. Kelli currently works at a bank in Kansas City.
Kelli has been selected to work with professional trainer Chris Powell on ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss. Part of her motivation to lose the weight is to meet the man of her dreams. The episode will air Tuesday, June 2 at 9pm on ABC.