Jillian Michaels, Rachel Frederickson
Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels admits she was shocked when she saw how much weight Season 15 winner Rachel Frederickson had lost.
"I was stunned," Michaels said on HuffPost Live. "Nobody told me like, 'Oh hey, Rachel is very, very thin.' Bob [Harper] and I had no idea. Nobody had told us. Nobody had said anything to us. So yes, I was stunned. Obviously, I thought she had lost too much weight."
The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson is speaking out for the first time about the firestorm surrounding her drastic weight loss.
"Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in my training to...
The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Fredrickson is defending her shocking 155-pound weight loss and shooting down any rumors of an eating disorder.
On Tuesday's Season 15 finale, viewers — and even the show's trainers — seemed stunned when the 24-year-old former swimmer stepped on the scale at 105 pounds. At 5-foot-5, this BMI puts Rachel in the underweight category, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
After months of workouts and dieting, Rachel Frederickson was crowned the winner of The Biggest Loser Season 15. But her bone-thin appearance on the live finale Tuesday night sparked some concern over her health.
A former competitive swimmer, Frederickson began the competition at 260 pounds. When she weighed in Tuesday, she was down to 105.
Trainer Bob Harper came out as gay on national television on Tuesday's episode of The Biggest Loser. The show's longtime trainer, 48, told his family when he was 17, but he has never discussed his sexuality publicly until now.
Harper was inspired to openly talk about being gay on the reality series after meeting one of ...
My name is David Brown, Season 15 contestant on the NBC show The Biggest Loser, and it will be my honor to be blogging for TVGuide.com each and every week of the season. The objective for me here will be the same as it was on the ranch, to be as open and authentic to the process as possible, and to share my thoughts and fears and triumphs in hopes they impact others seeking to positively change something in their own lives. I will say right up front, it will be the hardest thing you will do, but I promise you this, it will be worth it.
The Biggest Loser
Starting weight: 328 pounds
End of Week 4: 288 pounds
Total loss: 40 pounds
Week 4, Ho!
Red team is definitely feeling the pressure. We have just eliminated Cate and all we want to do is eat dinner and get some rest.
But it wouldn't be a week on the Biggest Loser ranch if there weren't a wrench tossed into our plan. Alison Sweeney and the trainers (Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels and Dolvett Quince) walk into the kitchen and tell us that three more people will be leaving the ranch. Automatically, our first thought is "NO! We can't eliminate three more people tonight!"
Starting weight: 328 pounds
End of Week 2: 300 pounds
Total loss: 28 pounds
Woooo Hooooo! Thanks to my team, I have made it to Week 3! Thanks guys!
We start out by meeting Alison Sweeney in what looks like a Chuck E. Cheese's ... but with more candy. She informs us that we have our first pop challenge. This season of The Biggest Loser, we have made it our mission to help fight childhood obesity. But to fight something, you need to understand it. In this challenge, we will be tested on our knowledge of childhood obesity.
She just couldn't stay away. A year and a half after leaving The Biggest Loser to start a family, Jillian Michaels, 38, returns to the ranch to help fellow trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince whip Season 14's contestants into the best shape of their lives. But if you think becoming a mother has made Michaels warm and cuddly, you're mistaken. Judging by her still impressive death stare, only a true loser would dare say she's gone soft...
Jillian Michaels is returning to The Biggest Loser next year — and she's got her eye trained on childhood obesity.
Michaels, who left the reality weight-loss competition show in 2011 after 11 seasons, will return for Season 14, which will premiere in January, NBC announced Tuesday. And, in a new twist, the show will feature child contestants (ages 13 to 17) for the first time, in addition to adults.