Josh Hanes is a 29-year-old gay firefighter living in a small town in Nebraska. After losing his father, who was also a firefighter, in a tragic accident, Josh decided it was time to change his life. He wants to control his eating and lose the weight he’s gained. Josh currently weighs 399 pounds. Josh hopes that losing weight will “help give him the courage to move away from his small hometown and find love in the big city.”
Josh will work with professional trainer Heidi Powell of Extreme Weight Loss. He and Kelli Poles, a former college basketball player, will be featured on Extreme Weight Loss on June 2 at 9pm on ABC.