The winner of Season 15, “The Biggest Loser” was Rachel Frederickson. According to Us Weekly, Jan. 5, 2014, when Rachel started the competition, she weighed 206 pounds. However, at the end of the competition, the 5’5” voice-over actress weighed 105 pounds. That means she lost an astounding 155 pounds over a seven month period. This is the most weight that any contestant has dropped since the show began.
Rachel, 24, won the grand prize of $250,000. She credits her weight loss to eating healthy, exercise, and hard work.
The fans who watched her lose the weight aren't satisfied. They are worried because she lost too much weight. They are saying that she is too thin. Some people are concerned that she may be anorexic.
Us Weekly spoke to Rachel in a conference interview. When she was asked how she felt, Rachel responded, "Oh gosh, I just see a strong, confident woman, and I feel great. I’ve never felt this great, and it’s very exciting!"
When the question came up that people thought she lost too much weight, she wouldn't answer it directly. Rachel side-stepped the question every time. One response was, "First and foremost, my goals are to be healthy and strong. I've been an athlete since I was a little girl. I went on The Biggest Loser journey to find that confidence that I lost, and through the challenges and through the [triathlon] I fought through to get into the finale, I found that girl again.
And I'm embracing this new part of the journey and going into my life and balancing and adding more weight [workouts] and new exercises and truly just settling into the rhythm of my body, my life, my eating, and my exercise -- and creating a great lifestyle.”
Congratulations to Rachel for winning. We wish you the best.