Rachel Frederickson, 24, won The Biggest Loser and the NBC show's $250,000 grand prize Tuesday night. By definition, The Biggest Loser lost a ton of weight.
Some are saying too much weight. The Biggest Loser winner promptly sparked criticism from viewers who say the show went too far by allowing this.
Frederickson started the competition at 260 pounds and lost 155 pounds, or almost 60 percent of her body weight. The stats speak for themselves:
1. Rachel Frederickson Before and After Photos
Rachel Frederickson before and after weight loss on The Biggest Loser. What a transformation.
2. Rachel Frederickson Before and After
Rachel Frederickson before and after the huge weight loss that won her The Biggest Loser championship!
3. Rachel Frederickson Before Weight Loss
Rachel Frederickson before her amazing weight loss on The Biggest Loser. She weighed 260.
4. Rachel Frederickson After Weight Loss
Rachel Frederickson after her weight loss on The Biggest Loser. She lost 155 of her 260 pounds, now weighing in at 105.
5. Rachel Frederickson on The Biggest Loser
Rachel Frederickson working hard to lose weight on NBC's The Biggest Loser. Mission accomplished and then some.
6. Rachel Frederickson, Biggest Loser
Rachel Frederickson won The Biggest Loser with this incredible weight loss transformation. She's only 105 pounds now!
7. Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser
Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser winner, lost a ton of weight! Those stats speak for themselves!
8. Rachel Frederickson, Biggest Loser Competitor
Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser competitor and later winner. What a transformation she achieved.
9. Rachel Frederickson, David Brown and Bobby Saleem
David Brown, Rachel Frederickson and Bobby Saleem of The Biggest Loser fame. Which one of them won it all?
10. The Biggest Loser Season 15 Finalists
The Biggest Loser Season 15 finalists are ready for their final weigh-in. Rachel ended up winning it all.
11. Rachel Frederickson in Disbelief
Rachel Frederickson can't believe her weight loss on The Biggest Loser. Nor can viewers.
Last night, Frederickson appeared dramatically and surprisingly thinner than the last time viewers saw her, even by The Biggest Loser standards.
Trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels seemed to be clapping in slow motion as they looked Rachel over, their eyes appearing to reflect shock.
Rachel, a competitive high school swimmer, gave up a college scholarship to follow a boyfriend to Europe, then ate her way through their breakup.
Earlier in the season, Frederickson said that winning the show would allow her to reclaim the champion within and embrace an empowered new future.
She echoed that theme last night, but did she go too far?
Week after week in the weight-loss competition, Rachel proved what a fierce competitor she was and was all but destined for a spot in the finale.
Her victory is sure to fuel critics who have questioned the safety of the measures it uses and the ethics of grueling weight-loss regimens as entertainment.
Not everyone agreed, however, as some pundits noted that Frederickson was in it to win the game and will now be able to put a little weight back on, healthily.
Others say that while you may question why this is the subject of a TV show, she came on to lose weight and did exactly that ... so don't hate the player.
What do you think: Did Rachel Frederickson, once 260 pounds and now 105, become too skinny in winning The Biggest Loser Tuesday night?