Meet our most successful members!

TOPS is excited to introduce our members with the greatest weight-loss success of 2019. Winners are customarily revealed at International Recognition Days each July.  This year, our event had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, but you can honor these members and be inspired by our 2020 winners during IRD 2020-2021. These are everyday men and women who made a choice to change and found the help they were seeking at TOPS.  Be sure to read their stories below!

New Reigning International Royalty

Congratulations to our International Royalty! TOPS Founder Esther Manz felt that members who achieved their goal weight should be “treated like royalty.” Each year, the best of the best are crowned the TOPS International King and Queen.

Our 2019 Winners are:

International Queen
Patricia Markby

International King 
Danny Labowski  

International Queen Runner-Up 
Tamara Quarles 

International King Runner-Up 
Jay Carter

Meet Our Newest International Division Winners!

Read about their transformations and get inspired! 

First Place

  • Division 1:  Sarah L.
  • Division 3:  Becky H.
  • Division 4:  Lisa H.
  • Division 5:  Debbie H.
  • Division 7:  Jade S.
  • Division 9:  Lamatha N.*

Second Place

  • Division 1: Janet N.
  • Division 2: Dee T.C.
  • Division 3: Donna S.
  • Division 4: Deborah R.
  • Division 5: Debbie D.
  • Division 7: Pamela C.
  • Division 9:  Kimberly K.
Hear From These Inspiring Women 


First Place

  • Division 1:  James G.
  • Division 2:  Derrell H.
  • Division 3:  Lee B.
  • Division 4:  Ronald E.
  • Division 7:  Michael D.
  • Division 9:  Jamie G.

Second Place

  • Division 2: Frank D.
  • Division 3: Carl S.*
  • Division 4: Russell B.
  • Division 7: Clint M.
  • Division 9: Ruben G.

Read About These Motivated Men 

First Place

  • Division 6:  Elayna W.*
  • Division 6:  Kyle R.
  • Division 8:  Macy H.
  • Division 8:  Noah K.

Second Place

  • Division 6:  Thomas V.

Meet Our Teen Winners  

*Some of our members prefer to keep their stories and photos private.

How TOPS Chooses Winners

TOPS uses different methods to determine Royalty, International Royalty and Division Winners.  All weights and losses are determined by official TOPS records using a member's starting weight or highest weight at renewal, whichever is greater. 

  • Royalty earn this honor by losing more weight than anyone else in their province or state who reached their weight-loss goal in a given year. They are considered the “king” or “queen” of that state or province. See their before and after photos on our Facebook page.
  • International Royalty are the four men and women (King, Queen, Runners-Up) who lost more weight than anyone else in the TOPS organization who reached their weight-loss goal in a given year.
  • Division Winners are recognized within divisions based on members' starting weights of each year. Winners lost the most weight within their division during the calendar year.