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Despite criticism from The Biggest Loser viewers for losing too much weight, Rachel Frederickson says she did it in a healthy way and she's proud of it.

The 24-year-old was crowned The Biggest Loser winner Tuesday night after going from 260 pounds to 105 pounds, a stunning loss of 155 pounds.

That's 60 percent of her weight going in, and given her 5'5" height, Rachel Frederickson was criticized by many watching (and tweeting) for being anorexic.

She, however, is not paying attention to this.

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

1. Rachel Frederickson Before and After Photos

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


Rachel Frederickson Before and After

2. Rachel Frederickson Before and After

Rachel Frederickson before and after the huge weight loss that won her The Biggest Loser championship!


Rachel Frederickson Before Weight Loss

3. Rachel Frederickson Before Weight Loss

Rachel Frederickson before her amazing weight loss on The Biggest Loser. She weighed 260.


Rachel Frederickson After Weight Loss

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.


Rachel Frederickson on The Biggest Loser

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.


Rachel Frederickson, Biggest Loser

6. Rachel Frederickson, Biggest Loser

Rachel Frederickson won The Biggest Loser with this incredible weight loss transformation. She's only 105 pounds now!


Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser

7. Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser

Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser winner, lost a ton of weight! Those stats speak for themselves!


Rachel Frederickson, Biggest Loser Competitor

8. Rachel Frederickson, Biggest Loser Competitor

Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser competitor and later winner. What a transformation she achieved.


Rachel Frederickson, David Brown and Bobby Saleem

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?


The Biggest Loser Season 15 Finalists

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.


Rachel Frederickson in Disbelief

11. Rachel Frederickson in Disbelief

Rachel Frederickson can't believe her weight loss on The Biggest Loser. Nor can viewers.


Jillian Michaels on The Biggest Loser Finale

12. Jillian Michaels on The Biggest Loser Finale

Jillian can't believe it either.


Rachel insists that she makes "super healthy" choices, and eats no more than 1,600 calories a day that includes a combination of carbs, fat and protein.

"I worked out a ton," she said on a media conference call. "I followed the advice and supervision of the medical team at The Biggest Loser the entire journey."

"I'm extremely proud of the way I lost the weight," Rachel continued. "It's okay to have your own path and be different ... it's been pretty empowering."

Meanwhile, Biggest Loser trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper, who were noticeably stunned Tuesday, broke their silence on Rachel's weight loss.

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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.

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It's already been quite the week of reality television.

Rachel Frederickson won THE BIGGEST LOSER last night, only to be bombarded with questions a day later over whether she's now too skinny.

That's what happens when you lost 155 (!!!!!) pounds.

The Biggest Loser Season 15 Finalists

Elsewhere... Carlton and Kim got seriously into it on THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS because, well, Carlton had a bad dream.

And she was once a witch. And she may be anti-semitic, according to Kim. Just watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online to see what we mean:

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

1. Rachel Frederickson Before and After Photos

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


Rachel Frederickson Before and After

2. Rachel Frederickson Before and After

Rachel Frederickson before and after the huge weight loss that won her The Biggest Loser championship!


Rachel Frederickson Before Weight Loss

3. Rachel Frederickson Before Weight Loss

Rachel Frederickson before her amazing weight loss on The Biggest Loser. She weighed 260.


Rachel Frederickson After Weight Loss

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.


Rachel Frederickson on The Biggest Loser

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.


Rachel Frederickson, Biggest Loser

6. Rachel Frederickson, Biggest Loser

Rachel Frederickson won The Biggest Loser with this incredible weight loss transformation. She's only 105 pounds now!


Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser

7. Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser

Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser winner, lost a ton of weight! Those stats speak for themselves!


Rachel Frederickson, Biggest Loser Competitor

8. Rachel Frederickson, Biggest Loser Competitor

Rachel Frederickson, The Biggest Loser competitor and later winner. What a transformation she achieved.


Rachel Frederickson, David Brown and Bobby Saleem

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?


The Biggest Loser Season 15 Finalists

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.


Rachel Frederickson in Disbelief

11. Rachel Frederickson in Disbelief

Rachel Frederickson can't believe her weight loss on The Biggest Loser. Nor can viewers.


Jillian Michaels on The Biggest Loser Finale

12. Jillian Michaels on The Biggest Loser Finale

Jillian can't believe it either.


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?

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On The Biggest Loser, losing is winning, and winning big.

With a $250,000 prize on the line, three very contestants took to the scale one last time Tuesday on the finale of the popular, inspirational program.

Bobby Saleem, 28, epitomized the "second chances" theme of the 15th season of the NBC weight-loss competition as the biggest at-home loser.

Rachel Frederickson, a 24-year-old voice-over artist from L.A., and David Brown, a 42-year-old project manager from Edmond, Okla., also made the finals.

So who finally emerged victorious?

Rachel Frederickson, David Brown and Bobby Saleem

While all three finalists boasted really impressive weight loss totals, it was Rachel who shed the highest percentage of her body weight, having dropped 155 lbs. 

Ending the season at just 105 lbs., she is The Biggest Loser!

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NBC has aired 15 seasons full of success stories on The Biggest Loser since 2004, but once the cameras stopped rolling, where those stories still successful?

A new installment of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" follows up with some of the reality stars to see how their lives have changed since the experience ...

One star who definitely kept it off? Julie Hadden. And not with the help of Jillian Michaels cheating. Just kidding. Sorry. Low blow. Anyway, back to Julie.

On The Biggest Loser Season 4, she came in second place by dropping 97 pounds. In the years since then, Julie went on to battle infertility issues.

She finally got pregnant at age 40, and is now happy stay-at-home mother of three, as well as an author and public speaker who inspires others.

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A cheating scandal has rocked The Biggest Loser.

On last night's episode of the weight loss competition, Alison Sweeney announced that Jillian Michaels had been caught breaking the rules and, consequently, last week's results have now been invalidated.

In other words: welcome back to the show, former American Idol winner Ruben Studdard!

Studdard was eliminated last Tuesday, but will return to the program next week with an unexpected fresh start.

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Ruben Studdard will not be adding to his trophy case.

The season two winner of American Idol was voted off The Biggest Loser last night.

Studdard only lasted a couple weeks on the NBC competition, getting the boot this week because he lost the lowest percentage of weight on his team.

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The Biggest Loser kicked off its 15th season last night with its biggest contestant to date.

Not literally. Though not that far from it, either.

Former American Idol champion Ruben Studdard became the show's first-ever celebrity competitor, but the Alabama native isn't appearing on the series as any kind of publicity stunt: the singer's weight recently ballooned to 462 pounds.

"I just want to be Ruben Studdard. I’m tired of being ‘Big Ru,'" he told trainer Dolvett Quince of why he's joined the cast. "Since I was 11 years old, it’s always been B-I-G in front of my name. And my mama didn’t name me ‘Big.’”

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Is Tara Costa, a Biggest Loser fan favorite, being sued for putting on weight again?

When she took part on the NBC show in 2009, Costa was a fan favorite, sweeping challenges almost every week and ending the season in second place.

Tara Costa Pics

She lost 155 pounds (seriously), and was so popular, she even came back to compete against players in a one-off challenge in 2011 (which she also won).

That popularity led to business deals, and therein lies her current conundrum.

FC Online Marketing Inc., which owns ILoveKickboxing (dot) com, signed her to a deal that included a guarantee that Costa maintaining her weight loss.

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