The Biggest Loser saw its most dramatic finale ever on Tuesday when it was revealed that winner Rachel Frederickson weighed lbs after starting the show at lbs. The year-old caused something of a furor as viewers wondered if her new slim figure was healthy. Now, Bob Harper, who works as a trainer on the show, appears keen to distance himself from the controversy.
Scroll down for video Dramatic: The Biggest Loser has sparked controversy after winner Rachel Frederickson weighed in at lbs after starting the show at lbs Harper taped an episode of the Rachael Ray show on Thursday, which will air on February 13, during which he spoke about the final.
So, I had not seen her until that night, and so when she walked out, I was just kind of like, whoa. Personal trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper appeared completely flabbergasted by Rachel's weight loss Distancing himself: Harper told Rachael Ray L that the contestants are in charge of themselves after the show He added: That would be the word. I mean, we've never had a contestant come in at pounds. Too much too soon? Rachel's pound weight loss on the season 15 finale of The Biggest Loser made fans worry she became anorexic Frederickson continued: I'll call her from the farmer's market' 'Biggest Loser is a journey which has its ups and downs.
Rachel's lbs at her height of approximately 5-footinches, would make her classed as underweight on the Body Mass Index Scale used by doctors. Her tiny frame even appeared to visibly shock trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper and many questioned whether the competitor had succumb to an eating disorder, or at the very least, gone too far. The beauty is approximately 5ft4in and weighs pounds, which is normal by Hollywood standards but doctors don't agree Author: While repetitively skipping around her weight loss, when pushed by one journalist to directly address her weight the Biggest Loser said, as reported by Reality TV World: It's confidence, it's assuredness of myself to just take charge and conquer this life.
The year-old said she followed the eating plan given to her When asked had she gone to far, the former national swimmer replied: We are given a calorie budget and I stuck to that. I've done lots of working out and the finale was very enthusiastic. Rachel replied, when asked if she had a problem: It was hard not to notice the young woman's changed form 'So it's just been natural and I've enjoyed every part of it. So I'm going to continue on that path and maintain this healthy lifestyle and just really enjoy this new life.
So I just worked out, worked part-time, continued to eat super healthy, and now that I'm at maintenance, it's trying new things. Rachel couldn't contain her emotions as she was crowned the winner Two people not commenting on Rachel's daramtic transformation were the other teams' trainers Jillian and Bob. On Wednesday, the pair separated themselves for the situation with Bob posting on Facebook: Jillian and Bob both issued the same message which seemed to make it clear they weren't involved with Rachel's 'journey' 'Oh my God!
Personal trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper appeared completely flabbergasted by Rachel's weight loss sic while another added: Just unbelievable how far she took her weight loss with so many young girls watching her every move sic. Of the three finalists, the closest competition for Rachel was David, who lost almost 55 percent of his body weight to go from a massive lbs to a fit-looking lbs, a loss of pounds. He was also the competitor whose story touched viewers the most after he admitted his slide into obesity was spurred on by the devastating loss of his wife to brain cancer.
Confetti fell as Rachel was crowned The Biggest Loser 'To end this season as The Biggest Loser would mean the sad story I came in with turned into some epic story by the time I left,' he had said proudly. Third finalist David lost an incredible lbs as he dropped from to David Brown lost lbs during the show and narrowly missed out on winning And for David the show did not just help him lose weight - it helped him come out of the closet, thanks largely to the inspiration of celebrity trainer Bob Harper.
I feel like I have this burden that's lifted now,' he said. I was so ashamed of myself for different reasons,' he said. Bobby lost a whopping lbs and finished third in the weight loss competition Advertisement.