Posted: 8:26 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
Rachel Frederickson shocked viewers — and the show’s star trainers — when she made her big reveal on Tuesday night’s conclusion of The Biggest Loser.
The 24-year-old dropped 155 pounds during the course of taping, going from 260 pounds to 105 pounds. She lost 60 percent of her body mass, the most of any winner in the show’s history. But many people thought she took her weight loss too far and she appeared gaunt and sinewy.
Even celeb trainer Jillian Michaels looked shocked — and nearly horrified — when Rachel came out. Was Rachel’s weight loss too extreme?
Jillian’s fellow coach Bob Harper issued a statement on the controversial pound plunge writing, “Jillian and I want to take a moment to congratulate all of the BL contestants on their hard work. We’re not comfortable commenting on Rachel’s journey because we weren’t her trainers and weren’t given an opportunity to work with her at any point. Any questions about the contestants on The Biggest Loser should be directed to the show’s producers.”
But Rachel’s trainer Dolvett Quince is coming to her defense, declaring via his Facebook Wednesday night “Last night’s Biggest Loser finale has sparked a huge reaction and I do not want the day to end without addressing it. Biggest Loser is a journey which has its ups and downs. Please try not to look at one slice of Rachel’s journey and come to broad conclusions. Rachel’s health is and always has been my main concern and her journey to good health has not yet ended!!”
We hope Rachel stays healthy now that the show is over, but she also does not need to lose any more weight.