The confetti has fallen, the weight has been lost, and another group of contestants fall in to the Biggest Loser history books. It’s a wrap for Biggest Loser 14 – with Danni Allen named the winner and Gina McDonald claiming the at-home prize. This might have been the Challenge America season, publicity wise, but it was the season of redemption as far as fans were concerned. From where we’re sitting, the producers stepped up and delivered.
Tonight, these 15 contestants lost 1,431 pounds combined. Collectively they entered the ranch weighing 4,296 pounds – or more than two ton! They lost the weight in 11 weeks on the ranch and just over eight weeks at home. They proved that while having world-class trainers in a fitness-focused environment may help pounds melt off of your body, the real work is done at home. It’s most impressive when it’s done at home.
We adored this cast, just as many of you at home did. They seemed to embody the soul of Biggest Loser. We can’t recall a single fight or melodramatic moment this season. None of the catty, game-play, back-stabbing events that typically fuel mid-week teasers made an appearance. We saw people like Danni, Jackson, Michael, TC, and Francelina touch the hearts, inspire the minds, and fuel the motivation of millions at home.
Say one last goodbye to one of the best casts this show has ever had, and celebrate each pound that they let us watch disappear.
Cate Laughlan: Starting Weight 237, Final Weight 173, Total Loss -64 / 27.00%
David Jones: Starting Weight 307, Final Weight 205, Total Loss -102 / 33.22% (photo unavailable)
March 18th, 2013