Liana (Queen) Sims
Liana (Queen) Sims
Liana Sims, a 26-year old native of Los Angeles, commonly known as Queen, has captivated the world with her journey of transformation and freedom through her inspiring fight against obesity. Liana struggled with obesity since elementary school. At the age of 21, she committed to “no longer exist, but to live.” As a result, Queen Liana has loss a total of 180 pounds, naturally.
She doesn’t simply speak about perseverance and determination; she has the experience that validates every single word. Half way through her weight loss journey, Queen Liana applied to be on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” but was devastated when she did not make the show. Determined in her heart not to quit, she decided to start a blog chronicling her weight loss. Since June of 2010, Liana has been openly tracking her journey through her blog, WatchQueenLose, and social media outlets. After losing 100 pounds, she reached a plateau but despite discouragement she kept moving to lose an additional 80 pounds. She embodies resilience and is a voice of hope to those who have come to believe that they are not strong enough to prevail in the face of the overwhelming odds.
In April of 2011, Liana was featured on the Oprah Winfrey’s Weight Loss Finale Show as one of 100 people who have naturally lost 100 pounds or more. In February of 2012 she was featured on NBC’s Today Show for losing over 100 pounds. Additionally, she has also been recognized by Quincy Jones’ company, FeelRich, as a “Community Hero” for her commitment to sharing her inspiring fight against obesity with the world and encouraging others to do the same.
Through her candid honesty and inspiring outlook of living life to the fullest, Liana has become a sought-after speaker, writer, and facilitator. Companies and organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Fame Community Development Corporation have been platforms where Queen Liana has shared her expertise. Her willingness to open up her life to show others that “nothing is impossible,” has garnered her many fans and admirers who take her wisdom and experience to heart.
Currently, she is studying to be a Certified Personal Trainer and is writing a book on her journey to overcoming obesity entitled, “MondayNeverComes.” Queen Liana is the voice this generation needs to hear!