Rachel Frederickson, winner of The Biggest Loser, appeared on the Today Show this morning to once again defend her dramatic weight loss, which had her losing almost 60% of her body weight. It’s 3 weeks since the finale, when she shocked viewers and even the show’s trainers when she appeared to have lost too much weight.
Rachel started the competition weighing in at 260 pounds and ended it at just 105. She was shocked by the reaction.
“I was (surprised), because I felt proud of everything I’d accomplished,” she said. “My journey was my own, and I loved it; I lived it. So, I felt really proud of what I did.”
The good news, is that she looks like she’s put on a few pounds since, which is a good thing. Here’s hoping she really has developed healthy habits, and that losing more weight than she needed was about insuring she’d win the competition.
Watch the interview below: