Fans of the Biggest Loser are still abuzz after a jaw-dropping finale that crowned 26-year-old fan-favorite Danni Allen the ultimate winner. In her 11 weeks on the ranch Danni managed to lose a total of 95 pounds, and then returned home to lose another 26 pounds, for a combined total weight loss of 121 pounds.
Not only did Allen have the pleasure of being crowned the Biggest Loser 14 out of 15 competitive contestants, she also walked away with the $250,000 grand prize. Not a bad perk for losing nearly half your weight.
Allen, who documented her Biggest Loser journey on Diets In Review throughout season 14, quickly became a fan favorite due to her relentlessly positive spirit and determination to succeed. Her hard work paid off as she managed to win all but two of the challenges set before her despite being the only remaining white team member under Jillian Michaels by week 5. (more…)
On Biggest Loser, it pays to be pink. Tonight, Danni Allen walked in to the Biggest Loser live finale as the most dominate contestant this season, and upheld that title as she won the Biggest Loser title for season 14. With a starting weight of 258 pounds and a finale weight of 137, with a total loss of 121 pounds. That’s a 46% loss of her body weight! It’s the kind of weight loss that will not only change her life, but people everywhere inspired and touched by her story and journey.
“Never underestimate the courage and strength of a woman who has found her inner fire, especially if she’s wearing PINK,” said Ali Vincent, the first female winner of Biggest Loser and host of Live Big! “Of course Danni WON!”
During her 11 weeks on the ranch, Danni won all but two challenges and lost a total of 95 pounds before heading home to finish her journey on her own. She was the underdog almost from the start, quickly one of only three people on Jillian Michaels‘ team and the only remaining white team member by week 5. It was daunting but not discouraging and the 26-year-old used that adversity to power through week after week, win after win. (more…)
It was an incredibly close race for the at-home title this year, but in the end, Gina McDonald’s loss of 113 pounds sent her home $100,000 richer! She was consistently the Biggest Loser in the house’s weekly weigh-ins, so it’s no surprise that the pint-sized contestant from the South cashed in at the final weigh in.
Gina joined Biggest Loser weighing 245 pounds, the third heaviest woman in the house. But she’s leaving as the second smallest! Her final weight was 132 pounds, with a total percentage of weight loss of 46.12. If she’d made it in to the finals, Danni Allen still would have won the grand prize, but marginally. There’s only a .78 percent difference between Gina’s weight and Danni’s finale weight of 137 pounds. (more…)
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.
I can’t believe TONIGHT is THE night – the live finale is actually here! As I ready myself for this culminating event, I thought I would share some of my “bests” of the show. Tonight is going to be incredibly nostalgic and I can’t wait for the results! Walk through the past 12 weeks with me as I look back I my favorite moments – whether sad, funny, or delicious!
There were SO many moments that rain high on the list of best moments. I proved many times over to myself “why NOT me!”, but I think the best moment was going to my closet with my mom and sister and THROWING OUT my “big girl” clothes. When I held up my size 18 jeans and they practically wrapped around me, tears flooded. And the best part, my mom and sister were there to share it. So many things happened on the ranch away from my family and this time is was family time! (more…)