Rachel Frederickson on Biggest Loser Backlash: Just Grateful People Care!

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Give The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson credit for her attitude.

After her stunning 155-pound weight loss - and resulting 105-pound frame - were revealed on the Season 15 finale, the 24-year-old faced major backlash.

Millions of viewers of NBC's weight loss competition, and some of the trainers who helped her, thought she had gone too far and was too skinny now.

Rachel Frederickson didn't see it as just criticism, though. Just concern.

Rachel Frederickson After The Biggest Loser

"I'll always be grateful for the concern everyone had," Rachel tells Us Weekly.

"I will say, I had so much positive support, even on social media. Honestly, you look at it and you say, 'Wow, if people are talking, they're concerned or supportive.'"

"And at the end of the day, that's pretty amazing to have so many people aware of what I went through," she added, "and what others are going through."

Wow. That is one positive outlook. She admits it wasn't always easy, though.

"It can be challenging. But I'm really proud of the work that I did and how healthy I was...I could ignore [the controversy] because I was really proud of the work I did."

"And something that I really learned was that I can't be judgmental of myself or others," she explained. "You never know what someone else is dealing with.

"I know how I lost the weight, and I know that I did it healthfully and naturally."

Frederickson, now a healthy 125 pounds and 20 pounds heavier than she was on the finale, adds that she was surprised by how much attention she got:

"I never stepped on the stage thinking, 'This is going to be talked about!'"

"I was so proud of what I did, I didn't really think anything of it, but it made me aware, too, about what a big issue body image and self-awareness is."

"That's what I wanted to go on The Biggest Loser for, to find my confidence and my self worth. And I have found it! I found it when I stepped on that stage."

"Through the backlash and controversy, I'm helping others find theirs, too."

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