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Biggest Loser Winner – Michael Ventrella

Season 9 of the Biggest Loser featured the heaviest cast in the show’s history. But, that didn’t keep them from making some amazing transformations, and revealing them on the live televised finale.

Ashley Johnston and Michael Ventrella faced off in the Biggest Loser Season 9 finale. Michael won the finale with a weight loss of 264 pounds. Ashley weighed in at 191 pounds, a weight loss of 183 pounds and earned second place for season 9.

View Michael’s journey below:

View Michael Ventrella's Biggest Loser 9 Journey Slideshow

Exclusive: Listen here as Michael talks about how he plans on moving forward with his healthy lifestyle at home.

Michael Ventrellas Facts:

  • Age: 30
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Occupation: Deejay
  • Team Color: White
  • Teammate: Maria Ventrella, mother
  • Starting Weight: 526
  • Finale Weight: 299
  • Total Loss: -227
  • Family: Single

Ashley was the runner up. But, her transformation from 374 to 191 pounds is just as amazing. View Ashley’s journey below:

View Ashley Johnston Biggest Loser 9 Journey Slideshow

  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Knoxville, TN
  • Occupation: Spa Manager, Esthetician
  • Team Color: Pink
  • Teammate: Sherry Johnston, mother
  • Starting Weight: 374
  • Final Weight: 191
  • Total Loss: -183
  • Family: Single

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May 25th, 2010

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I am sooooo inspired by this seasons show. All my life I have battled with my weight and in 1989 I topped the scale at 250+. After many ups and downs (the scale and in life) I am a slightly chunky 156lb. women.(I am 5'6" an have a meduim bone structure) My secret to years of success (even after the birth of twins in 1997) is simple. I aim to lose a BARE MINIMUM of 1/4 lb. a week and never gain it back. Quicker at first is better but to KEEP IT OFF NEVER ALLOW THE SCALE TO GO UP!!!!! And remember 1/4 lb. a week equals over 25 lbs. loss a year. And it is easy to do. I am so encouraged by the biggest loser I think I may be (finally) be able to lose this last 10-15lbs. Thank you biggest loser for the inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted Jun 12th, 2010 10:01 pm


What's up with Amanda's eye roll at 15 seconds?


posted Jun 4th, 2010 12:38 pm

myra barr

I think he should have never been on the show, he was sooooooooo fat it gave him an advantage over the other! I think they should have a woman and man winner!

posted Jun 3rd, 2010 1:02 pm


Congrats to Michael!! Boy you look hot Wow!!

posted May 26th, 2010 5:33 pm


Go Michael!! I'm so inspired by all the contestants and what they have done for themselves. Daris definitely has me feeling like if he can cross the finish line of the marathon so can I in the fall. What a great season!!

posted May 26th, 2010 11:00 am


Congrats to Michael! Lookin' good!

posted May 25th, 2010 10:43 pm


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