Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Will you go to the Prom with me?





Have you seen the articles about Billy Bob (Ron Lester) from Varsity Blues undergoing gastric bypass surgery and losing over 350 pounds? He had to have plastic surgery to get rid of extra skin, but he literally looks like a different person. He helped his mom get through cancer and he now has a great relationship with his girlfriend. The article seriously brought a tear to my eye. How amazing for him to have a new life and to finally accept himself. The transformation is amazing.

His fan club website here.
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Picture from the People article:

9 comments:

TLC said...

wow...now that IS amazing.

Nadja said...

Good for him! I hope he is much happier and healthier now!

wrestling kitties said...

I read this....so amazing!

And the part where he had lost 2 inches in height b/c of all the fat he had lost from his feat and the top of his head...now that is crazy!

Mrs Sixx said...

Im single....

Two/Dos Pretzels said...

Wow. Good for him.

Hurley said...

Lame! I'll bring a tear to your eye!

Hurley said...

AL-SO, if he lost over 350 pounds, he would only weigh 155, and if we were going from your magazine picture, he would only weigh 110! SO, a little math lesson for you, 508-193 = 315 and 460-193 = 267. Not so impressive now, is he?

Iris Took said...

Read it again skinny.....508 minus 315 equals 193.

Sorry if I EXAGGERATED the 350 pounds; I really meant to say 315. I forgot you have a Ph.D. in exactology.

Hurley said...

You know I never got my Ph.D.in exactology, and that I'm sensitive about it. I got a masters in exactology; my Ph.D. is in Numerology, which is how I knew your numbers were off. I also minored in destroying people, so watch out, if you come at me like this again.