Another Biggest Loser season over, another new controversy
Trigger warning: Images of extreme weight loss and discussion of said weight loss.
The negative reaction to the latest winner of The Biggest Loser, Rachel Fredrickson, might finally be the moment where the majority of viewers who thought this show was inspirational is actually just another piece of garbage in the increasingly growing landfill that is reality TV.
Rachel was 260 pounds and a size 20 when she joined TBL. In just over four months, she lost 155 pounds, bringing her down to a weight of 105. Her appearance was so shocking that even professional fat-shamers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels were startled:
After the live finale, social media exploded with comments from people saying she took it too far and looks terrible. Rachel, of course, is in the honeymoon phase of her weight loss, saying, “I have this brand new life ahead of me. I’m probably going to shop a little bit for some new clothes, but then save it and use it for something really special. It’s gonna be a great life.”