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At Home Biggest Loser Winner Koli Palu: Biggest Loser 9 Contestant

UPDATE: Koli Wins Biggest Loser At Home Prize

Keep up with Koli Palu’s journey in Biggest Loser season nine. Each week will update each contestant’s weight loss, as well as accomplishments, videos, and more.

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Age 28

Hometown Rohnert Park, CA

Occupation Football Coach, Head of Security

Team Color Grey

Teammate Sam Poueu, cousin

Starting Weight 403

Finale Weight 188

Total Loss -215

Family Single

Videos and Interviews

Mini Bio

The best weight loss excuse Koli has is his Tongan roots and the culture’s tendency to be overweight. There are expectations that are put on Koli because of his weight: he is expected to eat more than everyone else, and he is the first person everyone calls when they need help moving. Koli’s jobs as a high school football coach by ay and head of security by night causes him to eat at odd hours. Koli grew up playing sports with an understanding of the importance of healthy living. He is very involved in athletics and wants to continue coaching where he can be a role model for young men. The first step to achieving this dream is being healthy and fit himself.

Other Spellings Kolinaisi, Kolli, Kolie, Coli, Balu, Poueu, Pallu, Paloo

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December 15th, 2009

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This has nothing to do with color. What it DOES have to do with is that NBC portrayed Koli as haughty. Let"s face it, hundreds of hours of footage and only so many hours are shown on t.v. They choose to put on what sells and conflict sells. As for the color issue, there has been a man of color win before. (a very early season) So, what I want to know is why do people always seem to look for a racial issue? Can't we all just GROW UP and love one another on the basis of their integrity not on color or culture ect.? It's 2010 haven't we gone past this? As I tell my children, "Don't look for a problem or you will find one". I am happy Koli won the at home. I am also glad that Michael won the big one but, not because he is caucasion and not IN SPITE of the fact he is caucasion, but because he was over 500lbs. and (like Koli) he changed his life. Cheers to both!!!!!!!!

posted Jun 12th, 2010 9:41 pm


Koli shouldn't have been kicked off. He lost more percentage than Mike! He's the REAL biggest loser!

posted May 26th, 2010 9:42 pm


Daris should never made it to the 3 finalist; he gained 2 lbs that is a ground for disqualify. Koli lose more pounds that anyone on this season. Yes he is a man of color and in our hearts he won! NBC should have done something. Koli worked very hard from day one.

posted May 26th, 2010 5:16 pm


The sad truth is that NBC (National Broadcasters for Caucasians) knew Koli had won and they did not want him touted as their poster boy. He is a person of color!

He was ripped off and everyone knows it NBC!

posted May 26th, 2010 3:49 pm


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