Hometown: Bronx, NY Eliminated in 9th episode. Watch exit interviewWith no formal dance training , Stephanie learned her moves by imitating routines from music videos. In high school, she performed the self-taught routines during lunch for the entire student body. Around that same time, as puberty hit, she started gaining weight. Though she always considered herself to be a little on the heavy side, she realized her weight was an issue when she could no longer fit into her moms clothing anymore. Growing up poor and being raised by a single mother resulted in many challenges for Stephanie, though she refuses to let them get in the way of her goals. At 207 lbs, she is ready to live her life to the fullest instead of allowing the weight to bring her down.