Minnesota native wins 'Biggest Loser'; some reactions to weight loss harsh - Bring Me The News

Minnesota native wins 'Biggest Loser'; some reactions to weight loss harsh

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Minnesotan Rachel Frederickson won the NBC weight loss challenge "The Biggest Loser" Tuesday night, shedding 155 pounds – nearly 60 percent of her body weight – since the start of the competition, the Pioneer Press reports.

While Frederickson's dramatic transformation was celebrated on the show, some viewers thought she had gone too far.

Frederickson, who graduated a three-time state swimming champion from Stillwater High School, started the reality competition at 260 pounds. She weighed in at 105 pounds at the conclusion of the show to take the grand prize of $250,000.

E! Online says Frederickson is 5 feet 4 inches tall. According to the Mayo Clinic, the suggested healthy weight for women that height is 110-140 pounds, with a with a body mass index (BMI) of 19-24. Frederickson has a reported BMI of 18.

The 24-year-old's transformation began in June, when she trained for 14 weeks at "The Biggest Loser" ranch in California. At that point, she dropped 110 pounds.

Frederickson competed against David Brown of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Bobby Saleem of Chicago for the $250,000 prize. Tuesday night's live show also featured the transformed duo, along with the rest of the contestants in the show's 15th season.

While Frederickson's dramatic transformation was celebrated on the show, some viewers thought she had gone too far. Reactions to Frederickson's win on Twitter were not all positive. Many posts said that Frederickson went too far with her weight loss quest, and that the reality show should start rethinking its priorities.

Some tweets observed the reaction of "The Biggest Loser" trainers.

Entertainment Weekly writer Annie Barrett was perhaps the most critical with her tweet, showing Frederickson along with by a video hologram of herself at her original weight.

Next Up

Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen

Vikings will face Everson Griffen twice after trade to Lions

The former Vikings star was traded to Detroit for a fifth-round pick.

Jordana Green

WCCO Radio's Jordana Green diagnosed with leukemia

"I got this," Green wrote on her Facebook page.

CrispAndGreenPhoto

Minnesota-based Crisp & Green adds 20 locations in four states

The four-year-old local business says it's going national

victoria burrow pizza

Fair-inspired entertainment venue opening at Mall of America

Fair on 4 will feature axe throwing, go carts and more.

cheers-2636510_1280

Canceled: The Halloween bar crawl that no bars knew about

The dubiously organized event was planned for this weekend in Minneapolis.

covid saliva test

St. Cloud gets Minnesota's 6th COVID-19 saliva testing site

Four more sites are expected to open in the Twin Cities in the coming weeks.

burnsville center

Part of Burnsville Center is being auctioned off

More than 500,000 square feet of the mall is being auctioned off.

State Capitol

Elections 2020: Control of Minnesota's divided Legislature is up for grabs

Redistricting and responding to COVID-19 are among the issues the new legislature will have to deal with.

ambulance

Rochester woman found dead in the snow after leaving senior residence

The woman left the senior living center around 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Screen Shot 2020-10-27 at 10.43.19 AM

Investigation: Sprinklers could have saved 5 killed in Minneapolis high-rise fire

The deadly fire broke out at the Cedar-Riverside apartment block last November.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 27

Hospitalizations continue to rise quickly in Minnesota.

Related