Finale Recap: 'The Biggest Loser' Crowns its Winner
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
After months of blood, sweat and tears, it all comes down to the final four: Ashley, Mike, Daris and Koli--all vying for a chance to be crowned The Biggest Loser and to take home the coveted grand prize of $250,000. While Ashley and Mike are already secured in the final round, Daris and Koli have to go against each other for the third spot in the finals, which relies on America's votes. So who got the third spot? And more importantly, who was named The Biggest Loser? You'll find the answers after the jump.
Daris defeats Koli, ultimately facing up against Ashley and Mike in the final weigh-in. But Koli won't come home empty handed because he wins the at-home $100,000 prize by a landslide. Since joining The Biggest Loser, Koli has lost a total of 215 pounds from his starting weight of 345 pounds.
Daris may have won over Koli but he only lands in third place, after Ashley. Daris, who came on the show weighing 346 pounds, has a lost a total of 168 pounds, while Ashley, the heaviest woman on the show, lost a total of 189 pounds from her 374 starting weight. And that means Mike, the biggest man on the ranch this season, is the winner of The Biggest Loser.
Mike, who offered a flower to his Biggest Loser teammate and mother, Maria, before the final weigh-in, has lost 50 percent of his weight since joining the show and is now down to 262 pounds from a whopping 526 pounds. His 264-pound total weight loss ultimately breaks the record set by last season's winner Danny Cahill, who lost a total of 239 pounds.
As for the rest of the contestants this season, check out the slideshow below to see how much they've lost since joining The Biggest Loser:
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