Dan Evans grew up captivated by a love of music and a dream of sharing it with any available audience. A native of Frankfort, Illinois, he spent his teenage years honing his skills on the guitar and piano, and later, welcomed the challenge of writing and performing his own songs. But even as his popularity increased with young audiences in the Chicago area, a single shadow loomed over his aspirations — his constant battle with obesity and self-esteem. At age 21, his lifelong battle with the scale and his own insecurities came to a screeching halt in 2008 when Dan and his mother, Jackie, were chosen to become contestants on season five of NBC’s hit reality television show, The Biggest Loser. Dan Evans quickly became a household name amongst the show’s 18 million viewers. He lost 136 pounds and, subsequently, found the doors to his childhood dreams flung wide open.
“Since my time on the show, I have met so many people who watched me every week and told me how much my determination inspired them. I’m honored to be an encouragement to people; my goal as an artist is to remind every audience I encounter that personal issues and insecurities should never keep you from pursuing the things you love. I have my life back now; and I want to inspire others who have dreams, but lack the motivation to achieve them.”
After the presentation, Dan will perform a mini-concert for your students featuring his hit song, Letter to My Addiction-Free At Last.
“Letter to My Addiction is a heartfelt song about the power of addictions and the greater power of hope and self love. I applaud Hey U.G.L.Y. for endorsing this song by Dan Evans and bringing it to the attention of teens. I highly recommend that anyone who struggles with an addiction, and anyone who loves an addict, listen to this song and memorize the words for inspiration and support.” Jill Zimmerman Rutledge,M.S.W. LCSW, an eating disorders therapist and author of the award-winning book, ‘Dealing With The Stuff That Makes Life Hard.’
HEY U.G.L.Y. has endorsed LETTER TO MY ADDICTION-Free At Last. We hope you will read the lyrics at: LetterToMyAddiction.org and buy the 99 cents download. 30% of each download is being donated to Hey U.G.L.Y.
To schedule contact us at: PreventBullyingNow@heyugly.org (219) 814-4224