For some people, losing weight can be a great achievement. Ashleigh Kugler may be able to relate to that sense of accomplishment, as she dropped more than 140 pounds over a four-year period. And after receiving a message from the Rachael Ray Show, the tomboy underwent a transformative makeover in January 2019.
A resident of Fargo, North Dakota, Kugler is a mother of two who works as a hair stylist. She grew up in Garrison, ND, and attended the local high school before going on to study at the Headquarters Academy of Hair Design. During that period, though, the mom was battling an issue that had plagued her since childhood.
While she had been just a toddler, in fact, Kugler had quietly devised a plan that had allowed her to receive a steady stream of food from her family. “I had two sets of grandparents that lived on the same farm,” she told People in January 2019. “I would go to one house and eat snacks and cookies and then come back to the other house and say that I never ate.”