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Rachel Frederickson, a 24-year-old voice-over artist from Los Angeles, CA, became "The Biggest Loser" and won $250,000 in last night's live season 15 finale on NBC. Rachel started the show weighing 260 pounds and lost 155 pounds. She weighed in at finale at 105 pounds and lost 59.62% of her body weight.
The runner up among the three finalists was David Brown, from Edmond, Oklahoma, a 43-year-old project manager for a construction company and social commerce leader for a phone company. David started the show at 409 pounds, and lost 222 pounds and 54.28% of his body weight. He weighed in at finale at 187 pounds. Coming in third place was Bobby Saleem, a 29-year-old attorney from Chicago, Illinois. He started the show at 358 lbs. and ended at 170 lbs., losing 188 lbs. and 52.51% of his body weight.
The winner of the $100,000 "at home" prize among eliminated contestants was Tumi Oguntala, a 41-year-old brand strategist from Clifton Park, NY. She started the show at 319 lbs. and ended at 144 lbs., losing 175 pounds and 54.86% of her body weight.
"The Biggest Loser" is a production of Shine America and 25/7 Productions. Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, Eden Gaha, Lisa Hennessy, JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson are the executive producers. David Friedman was also an executive producer for the live finale.
Watch Rachel's appearance on this morning's TODAY on NBC below:
Fifteen inspiring contestants - including the show's first celebrity player, Ruben Studdard, an uplifting "Second Chances" theme and fun, new creative elements ignited season 15 of NBC's popular series "The Biggest Loser." Alison Sweeney hosts the series featuring charismatic trainers Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels and Dolvett Quince, who have helped contestants lose over 26,600 pounds collectively during 14 seasons of the motivational show.
This season's inspiring theme of "Second chances" will be seen through the compelling stories of 15 contestants,
all on their own unique journeys to reclaim their health and re-write their futures. It has been a decade since Ruben Studdard was crowned the winner of "American Idol" and launched a successful music career. Now he returns to television on a very different stage, hoping to lose weight and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. Ruben is this season's heaviest contestant at 462 pounds.
Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC