Going in to the Biggest Loser 7 finale, Tara Costa was as close as you get to a sure thing. She was an immediate competitor on the Biggest Loser ranch, winning a record-breaking 12 challenges and losing 135 pounds while on campus, more than any other woman in the show’s history. However, last night, Helen Phillips swept the win out from underneath her.
No one was sure until the last minute who America would vote to compete as a finalist in the Biggest Loser 7 finale. Between Mike Morelli and his dad Ron Morelli, America chose to send the show’s youngest player ever to compete against winner Helen Phillips and Tara Costa. Mike’s been an inspiration to young and old, and with a 207 pound total weight loss, there’s no doubt he’ll continue to be that.
Jerry Hayes, the oldest Biggest Loser contestant in the show’s history, has won the At-Home Biggest Loser Prize. This 64-year-old grandfather of five was certainly not the top choice to beat his fellow contestants for the $100,000 prize, but after losing 47.97% of his body weight (down 177 pounds to his current weight of 192), he was the clear winner from the moment he stepped on the scale.
Biggest Loser season 7 is all over, and Helen Phillips was crowned its victor. Helen is the third female Biggest Loser, and the third consecutive winner from the pink team. She entered the Biggest Loser ranch weighing 257 pounds, and for her final weigh-in showed off a stunning new body weighing 117 pounds. Her total loss of 140 pounds, with 54.47% lost, put her ahead of fellow finalists Tara Costa and Mike Morelli.
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It all started 17 weeks ago. Eleven couples began a journey to change their lives. This journey has given the final four contestants the ability to see what they are capable of. Ron, Helen, Tara and Mike have all been sent home for thirty days and will return to the ranch for one final weigh-in before the finale. This weigh-in will determine who is in the finale as the final three. It’s up to the contestants to find balance at home and make a system that works for their lives. As if transforming your home life to match your new body wasn’t tough enough, everyone receives a surprise package at their doorstep. (more…)