When someone wins the title of “Biggest Loser,” it’s supposed to be a special moment full of celebration and pats on the back. But that all changed when last season’s Biggest Loser winner, Rachel Frederickson, revealed her dramatic 155 pound loss at the finale. Both viewers and the show’s trainers were stunned to silence by her extremely thin figure, causing some to cry that the show had caused her to go too far.
Rachel has since gained back a healthy 20 pounds and is happier than ever, but has the show been too tarnished by it all? Not so fast, says trainer Bob Harper. It would seem that the NBC reality competition has taken that critique into account for their next season.
Bob spoke with New York Post this week, and he revealed that new rules are being set to make sure a similar shocking weight loss before the finale does not occur next season.
“I know that after the shock of that weight loss, I think the producers are in meetings right now trying to figure out how it can be regulated more,” Bob explained. “I think you are going to be seeing new rules … I hope Rachel is good, I hope she is happy.”
The 24-year-old winner famously went from 260 pounds to 105 pounds for the crowning night. Both Bob and fellow trainer Jillian Michaels were captured looking aghast as Rachel walked out on stage, a dramatic 45 pounds lighter than she was the last time they saw her at Makeover Week.
“You don’t want to ever go too extreme, because what’s going to happen? You’re going to get burned out … you’re going to get like, ‘I’m not doing this [bleep] anymore, it’s nuts,’” Bob admitted to the pub. “So you find a certain amount of balance … to be able to sustain this lifestyle.”
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Source: New York Post