‘The Biggest Loser’ fans concerned as some say winner appears ‘too thin’
Rachel Frederickson, 24, of Los Angeles won Season 15 of The Biggest Loser and a $250,000 prize on Tuesday after she lost 155 pounds and over 59 percent of her body weight.
The former competitive swimmer, who once weighed 260 pounds, slimmed down to 105 pounds for the big reveal, prompting some to question whether she lost “too much weight.” According to reports, Rachel went from a size 20 to a size 0/2.
Others disagreed, saying Frederickson was “in it to win” the competition, and could put weight back on after the competition ended.
Also the winner of “The Biggest Loser” triathlon, Frederickson came on the show with a heartbreaking backstory.
As a former competitive high school swimmer, she gave up a full college scholarship to follow her boyfriend to Europe.
When that relationship ended, she returned home and turned to food as comfort.
On Wednesday, Frederickson told TODAY she’s healthy and does not plan on dropping any more weight.
“I’m at the maintenance point now so I need to find some balance and make sure I work out and I eat healthy and make good choices 90 percent of the time,” she said.
“I’m not sure (I’ll maintain this weight), but I plan to try new exercises and just continue on this path and see where that takes me.”
According to TODAY, NBC declined to comment about concerns over Frederickson’s health.