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by jmaloni

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Tue, Mar 19th 2013 10:10 am
`The Biggest Loser` season 14 live finale: Pictured is winner Dannielle `Danni` Allen. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)
"The Biggest Loser" season 14 live finale: Pictured is winner Dannielle "Danni" Allen. (NBC photo by Trae Patton)

Danni Allen, a 26-year-old advertising account coordinator from Wheeling, Ill., loses 121 pounds to become "The Biggest Loser" and gain $250,000

Pharmaceutical representative Jeff Nichols of Monroe, Mich., named runner-up; Gina McDonald, a 47-year-old attorney and law firm owner from Hoover, Ala., wins "At Home" prize of $100,000

Danni Allen, a 26-year-old advertising account coordinator from Wheeling, Ill., became "The Biggest Loser" at Monday night's live season 14 finale of the NBC series, winning $250,000. Danni began the season weighing 258 lbs. and lost 121 lbs. She weighed in at finale at 137 lbs., and lost 46.90 percent of her body weight. Danni was the last remaining contestant on trainer Jillian Michaels' white team.

The runner-up among the three finalists was 25-year-old pharmaceutical representative Jeff Nichols, who began the show weighing 388 lbs., and ended at 207 lbs. He lost 181 lbs., and 46.65 percent of his body weight. America voted between Joe Ostaszewski (Williston, Fla.) and Jackson Carter (Layton, Utah) to determine who would be the third finalist, and Carter won and came in third place. Jackson, 22, is the show's first openly gay contestant and works as a volunteer coordinator for an LGBT resource center and movie theater assistant manager. He started the sow at 328 lbs., and ended at 190 lbs., losing 138 lbs., and 42.07 percent of his body weight.

The winner of this season's $100,000 "at home" prize among eliminated contestants went to 47-year-old Gina McDonald, an attorney and law firm owner from Hoover, Ala. She began the show at 245 lbs., and ended at 132 lbs., losing 113 lbs. And 46.12 percent of her body weight.

Find "The Biggest Loser" online at http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/. Fans can "like" "TBL" on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/biggestloser and follow the show on Twitter at http://twitter.com/biggestlosernbc.

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