Jillian Michaels: Shocked By Rachel Frederickson Weight Loss Reveal on The Biggest Loser!

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Fans weren't the only ones shocked by The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson's weight loss. Jillian Michaels herself was at a loss for words.

The personal trainer appeared flabbergasted by Frederickson's 155-pound weight loss (from 260 to 105) on the show's season 15 finale on Tuesday.

When the 24-year-old former high school swimmer walked out onstage for the first time since leaving the ranch last fall ... this was Jill's reaction:

Jillian Michaels on The Biggest Loser Finale

Michaels could be seen mouthing "Oh my God" after looking at Rachel Frederickson. Several times, in fact, before NBC's camera panned away.

Shrinking from 260 pounds and a size 20 to 105 pounds and a size 0/2, she beat fellow finalists David Brown and Bobby Saleem for the $250,000 prize.

"It's crazy!" the 5-foot-4 reality star said. "But it's not about that. [My body] is absolutely the prize ... to have this energy and to feel alive means the world."

"I lost that athlete, I lost that inner confidence, that self-worth. Throughout the season I started to find that girl again, and at the triathlon, [she] was there.

She continued: "I embraced her, and I said, 'Run with her. Go take charge of your life. You've had this second chance, now use it. Don't ever let it go.'"

Did she go too far, though? That's what many observers are asking today.

Her victory and competitive drive to win and win big has drawn major criticism from those who question the safety and ethics of The Biggest Loser.

Not everyone agrees, though, as Frederickson apologists will point out that she set out to turn her life around and win money, achieving both goals.

That's the point of the show, isn't it? You might question why it's the point of a show, but is it fair to Rachel to basically say she was too good at it?

You tell us: Rachel Frederickson on The Biggest Loser: Too skinny?


As long as she was ok with their tactics I have no say. As long as they had medical & pysch support during the event who am I to judge. The slippery slope is the $250,000 might make someone risk their life to win...they could lie & deceive the doctors & one day IF it happens thst someone is hurt or dies...the show will be canceled. It's true we can't blame her for pushing herself to the winners circle BUT risks were prob taken. SOME ppl need the harsh treatment& "abuse" to keep them on track. Guilt works as a motivator. If she put up with it...then that's her right.. If she harmed her body to win a cash prize? Shell have to live with it. We can't tell her what to value. The show places as high a value on "health" as it does on rewarding what should be done for free! They didnt pay for all the training...THAT should be enough of a reward. The show dangles money then we judge the contestants for WANTING the prize? Its nonsensical! Don't offer a cash prize...make it abt the journey and the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.. offer them free lifetime gym memberships, a shopping spree for their new body, a gift card to a healthy grocery store, access to a personal trainer, etc....not a quarter million! Give them access to tools to maintain the weight loss...not cash.we shouldn't pay you to want to live a longer healthier life. You either want it or you dont!


105 lbs at 5'4" is perfectly healthy. She looks fabulous! Go Rachel!


She's probably just fine. My roommate in college did lightweight crew and would lose 10 to 20 pounds in two weeks from a 6'2 frame to get down to 157. Is it healthy? Of course not. But she'll put on 5 to 10 pounds in a week and be just fine.


the woman on the left is a 26 year old contestant.
the woman on the right is her 42 year old mother.



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She is too skinny and it has aged her dramatically. If the weight loss had been gradual and healthy ( like she claims), she would not have lost it that quickly. The trainers were shocked because of how much she lost when she went home. She's a poor role model for young girls.


she looks a lot older now. she was way cuter then.


Sorry but she looks anorexic.


please send in 'McDonalds'.


Yea, she looks way too skinny. Her health has got to be wrecked losing that much weight all at once.

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