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Rudy Pauls: Biggest Loser 8

Follow along on Rudy’s journey in Biggest Loser season 8. Each week we’ll update with accomplishments, weight loss, new videos and more.

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Age 30

rudy paulsHometown Brooklyn, CT

Occupation Engineer/Operations

Team Color Blue

Starting Weight 442

Final Weight 208

Total Loss -234

Family Married, Two kids – 2 months, 3


  • “Who puts the finish line 26.2 miles from the starting line?” – week 12


  • Sets Biggest Loser record for losing 100 pounds the fastest on campus in week 7, beating Dane Patterson‘s record
  • Completed week 12 marathon in first place, with a time of 5:12:41
  • Season eight finalist


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August 20th, 2009

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People are down on Rudy because he acted like a complete tool and hypocrite through the entire season.

His lack of ethics was only matched by his diminished intelligence. The complete fails of logic, the tin-foil-hat conspiracy theories and the cat-lady-crazy facial expressions added up to him being widely despised and ridiculed.

posted Apr 3rd, 2011 10:45 am

Tim Carr

I personally belive that Rudy is the real winner, all the moaners that played the game but were to busy being players rather than getting on with it deserved to lose . Well done to Danny , but without Rudy would he have won??????

posted Oct 4th, 2010 4:50 am


Why is everyone so against Rudy?

posted Feb 8th, 2010 7:38 pm


Rudy played with more integrity than anyone on The Biggest Loser! When it came down to the final 8, the 4 "old people" and the 4 "young people" were just trying to protect each other. Everyone else acted like they had the God given right to be on the show, and Rudy just gave his all every time and thats why he didn't get sent home. He never fell below the line! If Rudy was being a backstabber, he would've sent a guy home everytime, because mathematically, most of the guys could affort to lose over 50% of their body weight, while if the girls did this, they would weight like... 110 pounds. I love you Rudy!

posted Dec 15th, 2009 2:42 pm


I watched every show and didn't see anything that Rudy did wrong. I'm happy for Danny but I was pulling for Rudy.

posted Dec 9th, 2009 5:27 pm


I adore Rudy, He played the game to win, he won many challenges fair and square. He was never a back stabber like some of the girls in the game. I don't think Rudy received the credit he should have when he completed the marathon. He was awesome. I think everyone that participated in the program were winners.

posted Dec 9th, 2009 2:52 pm


I love Rudy. Who cares? It's a game and the girls on the show were jerks.

posted Dec 9th, 2009 12:53 am

What a Jerk Rudy is!

What can I sayâ?¦..Rudy is a pigâ?¦..a liarâ?¦.his kids and wife will be so ashamed of this ass for how horrible he is. Serve him right to gain all the weight backâ?¦â?¦itâ??s called karma.

posted Nov 28th, 2009 2:09 pm

jody in CT

Rudy pauls was just playing the game, and used that reason as an excuse, like he said "when I first came here it was to lose the weight, and now I just have to play the game" its a competitive tv show honeslty who was a bigger competition rebecca or liz?

posted Nov 25th, 2009 4:36 am


I cant believe the things that have been coming out of his mouth recently! He is calling Rebecca untrustworthy, yet he kept her in the dark about how he felt that whole time. He was lying to her face by pretending to be her friend!

posted Nov 24th, 2009 3:15 pm


Go to facebook and look up "Hope Rudy Pauls is not the Biggest Loser" its a group you should join.

posted Nov 18th, 2009 7:57 pm


I have zero respect for Rudy Paul. He is a lying, backstabbing pig with no integrity. I hope he googles himseld and reads what people think about his actions. He will one reap what he has sewn.

posted Nov 18th, 2009 2:29 pm


I hope Rudy teaches his kids to be better indivduals than he is. He is a lying two faced human being... I hope he gets sent home. Talk about not being able to trust someone... look in the mirror! He certainly turned out to be a jerk!

posted Nov 18th, 2009 11:28 am

Shay's friend

I lost all respect for Rudy after his lying and scheming. The Biggest Loser is not survivor. Rudy has no integrity and his bad karma will come back to haunt him!

posted Nov 11th, 2009 10:57 pm


Rudy is a selfish, petty, jerk! I hope he gets what he derserves! He has NO integrity!

posted Nov 11th, 2009 10:19 pm


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