Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser Winner: Too Skinny?

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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:

Rachel Frederickson Before and After Photos
Rachel Frederickson before and after weight loss on The Biggest Loser. What a transformation.

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?

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People are forgetting that a few years ago there was a doctor that won and he did exactly the same thing ( always wondered if he had surgery before the finalle he looked so good ) they always gain some back sometimes all of it !!!!

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That is a huge weight loss but then again I've no idea how long she took to lose it nor what height she stands at. Doubt she'll keep it off in the long term...

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@ Fola

Exactly we do t know how tall she is

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The point of "The Biggest Loser" is to promote a healthy lifestyle and to beat the ongoing pandemic of obesity, not to starve yourself and become unhealthy. I loved Rachel from the very beginning I wanted her to win so bad, but she doesn't seem to understand that everything needs balance! She went from one extreme to the next. Neither one a healthy lifestyle by any stretch of the imagination. I really hope she puts some weight back on, because right now she looks extremely unhealthy.

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@ Kayla

You are a moron. She is not mentally unstable, does not suffer from anorexia and she is HEALTHY. She is FIT aswell! WAKE UP!

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@ Shane

Shane, this young woman does not look healthy at all. She looks malnourished, as if she went to extreme measures to lose the weight. Albeit it was most likely for the conpetition and she will gain some weight back, the appearance she had last night was sickly looking. The muscle definition that she had in the final episodes is completely gone, as others have stated, she looks like a skeleton.

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@ Shane

It is pretty clear she is mentally unstable.

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She looks anorexic, basically skelatal..face arms legs...it was awful

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she isn't healthy lookin'................
a few pounds extra