Laura Preston

laurapreston_headshotLaura Preston — lifestyle guru, former cosmetics executive, and motivational speaker — always felt like the “big girl”. Standing 6’1″ and weighing more than 300 pounds, she did not let her size stop her from rising high in the ranks of Manhattan’s beauty and fashion industry. But when she eventually topped the scales at 365 pounds, she new she had to make a change.

After a gastric bypass in March 2005, Laura dropped more than 165 pounds, and discovered a new way of living. Now, she brings her wit and wisdom to viewers as host of The Big Do-Over, a new show featuring fresh advice on beauty, fashion, fitness and living well after weight loss surgery! In each episode, Laura will offer viewers a program full of practical and fun advice on how to create a new road map for themselves and embrace life as if they had never been seriously overweight at all. Stay tuned for the debut this spring, as Laura provides step-by-step instructions to keep you looking and feeling your best!

4 Responses

  1. Karen

    Hi Laura,

    I look forward to watching your show. You are absolutely gorgeous!! I was browsing thru the WLS Channel site…..I love this site! I was denied my RNY surgery last month by my insurance carrier…but today…..I was humbled with tears when my insurance rep told me that my bariatric surgeon’s appeal was APPROVED……I am now approved for RNY…..and I am so excited. I’m going to start a vlog on You Tube to follow my journey on a monthly basis. I appreciate all that you are doing and all that you represent to WLS men and women across the world……..Many Thanks, Karen

  2. Jeannine

    Is this my “bucket girl” Laura?? From the cruise? If it is, glad to see you are doing great!

  3. Todd

    Here I was thinking you were 5’11” Never saw over 200 lbs. Laura, you are a funny funny girl.

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    She looks fabulous after the gastric bypass surgery. After reading Laura’s story of weight loss surgery I come to know about benefits of gastric bypass surgery. I am also suffering from obesity problem and now I thinking to take this surgical treatments. Thanks for giving positive comments on gastric bypass surgery.