Biggest Loser 7: Carla Triplett

Keep up with Carla’s journey on Biggest Loser: Couples all season long. Carla joins partner and best friend Joelle during the show’s seventh season.

Eliminated Week 5: Hear the interview now.
Age 36

Hometown Detroit, MI

Occupation Assistant Bank Manager

Teammate Joelle Gwynn, friend

Team Color Grey

Trainer Bob Harper

Starting Weight 379

Final Weight 251

Total Loss -128


  • Heaviest woman in the show’s history.
  • Lost 20 pounds during 30 days at-home.


  • “There’s no quick fix. There’s no instant magic pill that’s gonna help you lose the weight. You have to put in the dedication, the blood, the sweat, the tears.” – Week 5


Other Spellings Carl, Karla, Cara, Triplet, Triplets, Triple, Tripplet

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15 Responses to Biggest Loser 7: Carla Triplett

StandingIn says:

Hello Carla, I hope the best for you & Joelle ON & OFF THE RANCH! For as long as you live life. ~ T

Natasha says:

girl your are amazing keep doing what your doing. As for Joelle you better work her or your chance is gone

Kay says:

Joelle is a sad example of the stereotypes of (us) larger women of color. She is a poor team-mate and worse friend. It’s too bad that Carla selected her as a partner. Best wishes on the weight loss. It is a battle that has to be fought alone.

Jeff says:

Carla, you are such an awesome person! I feel bad for you to have had Joelle check out on you like that. I wish you could have stayed longer, but God moves mountains in all of our lives. Don’t give up! He will provide you the happiness you deserve no matter what. Just make sure you depend on Him for everything.

webgoddess says:

Hey Carla, I’m wishing you the best. I don’t know why Joelle was so depressed or whatever that she had to drag you down. But I’m hoping that you continue on, I think you’ve got a good chance to win the at-home prize.

Allison says:

I was completely impressed by Carla’s grace during the elimination. She’s all heart and I wish her well at home. I know she’ll have big surprises for all of us at finale!

Claudia says:

Carla I wish you the very best in your journey and I know you’ll succeed in everything you put your mind to. Just remember to surround yourself with friends and family that love and support you 100%.

Indian Tee says:


I would first like to say keep up the excellent work. Like you said, “There is no quick fix”! If at all possible could I email you to get more details about your workout and diet routine?

Cupcake says:

Carla, the episode the other night had me in tears — how could Joelle disrespect you, as well as, herself. That fact that you lost 20 pounds in 30 days on your own at home let’s me know that you are going to fine. I have struggled w/ my weight and here recently I stopped exercising and eating right, but watching you the other night has given me renewed sense of hope and determination and I am starting back on my quest to be ‘a better me’ TODAY. You go girl! and blessings to you Always!

mia says:

I watched the show in AWE the other night! I cried just as hard if not HARDER for u on the show. You have truely inspired me to start loosing weight. I have had the “Fluffy Girl” problem all my life. I wish you the best!!!!! I my prayers are with u.

Kim says:

Carla, Out of everyone you have my vote…Joelle is an absolute joke. I can see you winning. I saw how sad the other players were to be basically forced to eliminate you because of Joelle. PLEASE show everyone that you dont have to go on a show for four months to lose all that weight, you can do it at home! You have some Floridians behind you all the way!! Kim 🙂

joe says:

carla, you and kristen and mike have been my favorites since the beginning of season 7. i am praying that you blow everyone away at the finale and carry the $100, 000 prize. joelle d id you wrong but she is your best friend and i pray youand her can still be friends. you are a truly amazing woman . because of you and kristin and mike you all have inspired me to lose weight. i am 47 and 320 lbs and i have lose 32 lbs in 6 weeks. i know its a slow start but losing weight is hard especially when you like to eat like i do. i am a chef so that is partlywhy iam so big. carla i also just want you to know your a true friend to me an d girl i love you always. i love your staigh t forward personality and kristens too.

lachelle says:

does anyone know the name of carla ‘s personal trainer and where are they located

Ruth R says:

Hi Carla, Congratulations on losing 128 pounds in such a short period of time! You looked great at the finale! I know you are proud of yourself and so am I!

Karen says:

lachelle,you can reach Carla @

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