'The Biggest Loser' Finale Recap: And the Biggest Loser Is...
'The Biggest Loser' Finale Recap: And the Biggest Loser Is...
Chrissa Hardy
Chrissa Hardy
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
It all comes down to this. We've seen the 'before', we've endured the 'during' and it's time for the 'after.' This finale feels like as much of a reward for the viewers as it is for the contestants. This show carries so many painful and heartbreaking moments and now we can just celebrate. The trainers are all dressed up, and it's nice to see tough Jillian in a soft, feminine dress. 

America's Vote

Jackson and Joe step out for their reveals and they look shockingly thin. Jackson eats up the love from the crowd and Joe is visibly choked up. The votes are in, and America has chosen .. JACKSON. Joe still has the chance to win the at-home prize.



The Reveals & Final Weigh-Ins

Lindsay is the first of the three kids to be revealed. She enters the stage with the cheerleading team and they go through a cheer as a group. She's adorable, she's healthier and bubbly as ever. 

The first weigh ins are for Pam, Nathan and Alex. Pam's starting weight was 237 lbs and she currently weighs 166 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of $29.96%. Nate's starting weight was 359 lbs and currently weighs 260 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of 27.58%. Alex's starting weight was 240 lbs and her current weight is 156 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of 35.00%. Alex is now in the lead for the at-home prize. 

The next four are Francelina, TC, Michael and Cate. The moment Alison asks them a question, they get emotional. It has been every single contestant so far. This time, it's TC and Michael. I can't imagine what it's like to step in front of everyone that loves and supports you in this moment of victory. Francelina's starting weight was 267 lbs and currently weighs 172 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of 35.58%. Franci takes the lead! TC's starting weight was 376 lbs and currently weighs 266 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of 29.26%. Michael's starting weight was 444 lbs and currently weighs 308 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of 30.68%. Cate is up last for this group. Her starting weight was 237 lbs and currently weighs 173 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of 27.00%. 

The last four up for the at-home prize are Lisa, David, Gina and Joe! OMG, Lisa. Now that is a reveal. She is unbelievably tiny. Lisa's starting weight was 246 lbs and currently weighs 138 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of 43.90%. Lead - stolen! David's starting weight was 307 lbs and currently weighs 205 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of 33.22%. Gina's starting weight  was 245 lbs and currently weighs 132 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of 46.12%. Gina is now in the lead! Gina, I can't stand you, but good work. Joe is up last. I think he's got it. Joe's starting weight was 364 lbs and currently weighs 217 lbs. The at-home prize goes to Gina!!! 

Oh hey, Biingo! Just a kid that wants to play baseball with his friends. Adorable and humble, even now in his sleek vest and bowtie. He has lost 43 lbs and has grown two inches! Biingo tried out for a very competitive baseball team in his home state and the coach shows up for a surprise visit to let him know he made it! 

Jackson comes back out for the final three reveal. Jeff comes out and looks like a kid. He's so small and has that healthy, youthful glow. His smile occupies 50% of his freshly thinned face. Danni comes out last and looks more like a action star than a contestant. She is TINY. She is cut and she.is.fierce. I'm pretty sure she is going to win, but we'll see. 

Last kid reveal is my personal favorite, Sunny. She wants to fit into a beautiful prom dress. She's wise beyond her years. She struts out on stage in a prom dress and a beaming smile. Sunny is just gorgeous. All of the kids are amazing. 

This Is It...

Jackson's starting weight was 328 lbs and currently weighs 190 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of 42.07%. Jeff's starting weight was 388 lbs and currently weighs 207 lbs. A total percentage of weight loss of 46.65%. Jeff is in the lead! 

It all comes down to Danni. Danni's starting weight was 258 lbs. In order to win the whole thing, she needs to have lost more than 120 lbs. Danni currently weighs 137 lbs. She wins it with a loss of 121 lbs! Jillian's last remaining player takes it to the very end. 

GO DANNI!

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