Frederickson, who was eventually named the season’s winner, was revealed to have gone from her starting weight of 260 pounds to a shocking 105 pounds. With a height of 5’4″, her loss of 59.62 percent of her body weight actually leaves her underweight, according to standard BMI calculations.
The transformation left trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels visibly uncomfortable. It’s raised questions over who was supervising Frederickson during the gap period between leaving the ranch at 150 pounds (only slightly overweight for her height, according to BMI calculations) and arriving at the finale so significantly slimmer.
But for Frederickson herself, she doesn’t seem to have any plans to gain any weight back. Speaking with Zap2it backstage moments after being named the winner, she shed a light on her future plans.
“Well, I have to go shopping a little bit for some new clothes. But now I’m in maintenance mode, so it’s finding that balance,” she says. “I’m very fortunate that I’m at that point.”
When the doors opened to reveal the new Frederickson, the in-house crowd erupted at the sight of the surprising transformation. “It was magical,” she says of that moment. “I mean, this whole journey has been life-changing … The doors have opened up and you have come to life. The support and the inspiration from everyone in the room, it was breathtaking.”
As Frederickson tells it, whether she’d won or lost, this outcome is exactly what she came to “The Biggest Loser” for.
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