'Biggest Loser' Scandal! Is the Winner Too Thin?
By JACKIE WILLIS
February 05, 2014
From the looks of coaches Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper's face, they may have been thinking what just about everyone on Twitter and Facebook has been posting: The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson is too thin.
Rachel, a former athlete, in her early twenties and reportedly 5'3", went from 260 pounds to 105 pounds (a total of 155 pounds shed), losing 60 percent of her body weight, thus making her $250,000 richer. Upon seeing her, Jillian mouthed, "Oh my God!"
Rachel's dramatic transformation caused quite the weight debate among viewers of the NBC reality show, with many using the hashtag #anorexia when referring to her weight loss. Here are just a few of the comments that were posted following the big reveal.
#Biggestloser - Always inspired me but this finale was disturbing. They need safeguards to insure contestants stay in the healthy BMI range.— mcfrenz (@mcfrenz) February 5, 2014
There needs to be a red line that disqualifies finalists for too much weight loss based on a minimum BMI threshold #biggestloser— Joseph Jaffe (@jaffejuice) February 5, 2014
Oh no. I feel like Rachel lost too much. I actually feel concerned. I had to turn away. #BiggestLoser— Arianne Young (@Bettykiss) February 5, 2014
Caught up on the finale of the biggest loser and in shock to see Rachel- its nice reading other tweets that I'm not the only one concerned— Jenn (@jenn_tioseco) February 5, 2014
I don't follow Biggest Loser but I respect anyone who can look at themselves, say there's something wrong and lose 155lbs.— Melissa Hazel (@mHaze0513) February 5, 2014
Do you think Rachel is too thin?