Savannah, GA resident Ruby Gettinger is beautiful, charming, and charismatic--and weighed in at a life-threatening 500 pounds when she began her personal journey -- to lose weight, get healthy and battle discrimination. Ruby’s saga is documented in a reality series that shares her story with no-holds-barred honesty and unwavering optimism. In “RUBY” (the hit series returns for its second season July 5, 2009 on Style Network), Ms. Gettinger shares her saga, including her past and present battle with obesity, her struggle to find the lost memories of her childhood and her reunion with an ex-boyfriend who broke her heart. By sharing her positive and negative personal experiences and allowing viewers to come along on her weight-loss journey, Ruby hopes to help others realize that they are not alone and if she can do it, anyone can take the first bold steps towards a healthier and happier future.
Now more than 100 pounds lighter, Ruby has decided to take her anti-obesity campaign on the road with “Ruby’s Walk Across America” national tour. Ruby will lead walking organized events in cities throughout the nation this summer. Her ultimate goal is to put a face on the obesity epidemic and inspire others to take action—promoting self-acceptance and celebrating life’s gifts along the path to a healthier life.