Tuesday night on NBC, the winner of The Biggest Loser was announced, but many were shocked about how much weight she lost.
CBS News reports that Rachel Fredrickson was crowned last night’s winner of The Biggest Loser.
Fredrickson, 24, lost a total of 155 pounds, taking her from 260 to 105. At only 5’3″, she lost 59.62 percent of her body weight, making her the winner of the $250,000 grand prize.
“To move forward in this life and to know that I can take control and do anything I want — it’s just, it’s been amazing,” Fredrickson said.
However not everyone seemed so excited about her drastic weight drop.
Entertainment Tonight reports that Fredrickson’s reveal on the show caused a stir online as many viewers took to Twitter to express their concerns.
— Jailyn Stone (@jailynstone) February 5, 2014
#Biggestloser – Always inspired me but this finale was disturbing. They need safeguards to insure contestants stay in the healthy BMI range.
— mcfrenz (@mcfrenz) February 5, 2014
— Shannon Colavecchio (@BadassFitCEO) February 5, 2014
The looks on Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper’s faces showed their concerns also.
— Maxwell Tielman (@maxwelltielman) February 5, 2014
David Brown, 43, came in second place. He lost 222 pounds, going from 409 to 187 and losing 54.28 percent of his body weight. Third place went to Bobby Saleem, 29. He lost a total of 188 pounds, going from 358 to 170, losing 52.51 percent of his body weight.