Is ‘The Biggest Loser’ Winner Too Thin?

I’m not really a follower a ‘The Biggest Loser’, but when I saw the re-cap of the Big Reveal from Tuesday night and caught sight of the winner, Rachel Frederickson.  She’s 24 and started the competition at 260 pounds.   She ended up winning by losing the greatest PERCENTAGE of weight.  There are a couple of guys who lost more actual poundage, but they are much taller, so it was a smaller percentage (the math….it burns in my brain!).

By the final night of the show, Rachel, remember started at 260 pounds, at 5 foot 5 inches, ended up losing 155 pounds.  She came out with a final weight of 105 pounds.

From the NYDaily News: ” Frederickson, lost 60% of her body weight during about four and a half months on the show. At 5-foot-5 and 105 pounds, that puts her BMI at 17.5 — underweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

It really IS startling to see.  Even the two trainers on the show can’t hide their reactions.  It’s definitely “Oh. My. GOD.”  In a bad way, not “Like, OHMIGOD!!!!!”

I’m attaching the story with all the details…this version is from The NYDaily News, the have it all, the pictures, the BMI Index, etc….

“Biggest Loser Winner” Gone Too Far?

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