Rachel Frederickson loses 155 lbs. to become 'The Biggest Loser'by jmaloni
David Brown loses 222 pounds and is named runner-up; Tumi Oguntala wins $100,000 "at home" prize among eliminated contestants after losing 175 pounds
Rachel Frederickson, a 24-year-old voice-over artist from Los Angeles, became "The Biggest Loser" and won $250,000 in Tuesday night's live season 15 finale on NBC. Frederickson started the show weighing 260 pounds and lost 155 pounds. She weighed in at finale at 105 pounds and lost 59.62 percent of her body weight.
The runner-up among the three finalists was David Brown, from Edmond, Okla., a 43-year-old project manager for a construction company and social commerce leader for a phone company. He started the show at 409 pounds, and lost 222 pounds and 54.28 percent of his body weight. Brown weighed in at finale at 187 pounds. Coming in third place was Bobby Saleem, a 29-year-old attorney from Chicago. He started the show at 358 lbs., and ended at 170 lbs., losing 188 lbs. and 52.51 percent of his body weight.
The winner of the $100,000 "at home" prize among eliminated contestants was Tumi Oguntala, a 41-year-old brand strategist from Clifton Park. She started the show at 319 lbs., and ended at 144 lbs., losing 175 pounds and 54.86 percent of her body weight.
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