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Congratulations to Medifast Spokesperson Genie Francis of 'General Hospital' Fame Who Won The Daytime Emmy For Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Medifast, Inc. announced today that Medifast Spokesperson Genie Francis received her first Daytime Emmy for supporting actress in a drama series.

"Medifast would like to congratulate Genie on this fantastic honor. We are excited for Genie and look forward to working with her to promote the Medifast brand," said Jaime Elwood, VP Corporate Communications.

Genie Francis won the Emmy for her return to the show last year as Laura Spencer, a role she has played since she was 14.

Medifast clients can follow Genie's progress on the Medifast program at the website Genie will be writing an online blog and participating in live chats on the website to interact with Medifast clients.

About Medifast: Medifast is the leading easy-to-use, clinically proven portion-controlled weight loss program. Medifast has been recommended by 15,000 physicians and used by over one million customers. It is committed to enriching lives by providing innovative choices for lasting health. Medifast programs have been proven effective through studies by major university teaching hospitals. The company sells its products and programs via four unique distribution channels: 1) the web and national call centers, 2) national network of physicians, 3) medically supervised Medifast Weight Control Centers, and 4) the Take Shape For Life direct-selling division, a network of health coaches. Medifast was founded in 1980 and is located in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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