Hometown: Skillman, NJ Eliminated in 8th episode. Watch exit interviewKatie has formal training in tap, jazz, ballet and lyrical dance. However, when someone close to Katie became sick, she turned to food for comfort and gave up on her dream of becoming a professional dancer because her weight got in the way. Katies close friends and family are constantly making negative comments about her weight to the point where she is embarrassed to eat around them. At 215.9 lbs, Katies goal is to lose the weight so she can finally pursue her dream of being a professional dancer.