The Biggest Loser winner Danni Allen


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Allen won the 14th season of The Biggest Loser, the reality-television show in which obese men and women compete to see who can work off the highest percentage of their body weight. Allen, a 26-year-old account coordinator at Camping World and bartender at Viper Alley, started the show at 258 pounds (a body-mass index of 41.6 percent fat on her 5-foot-6 frame) and revealed a well-toned, 137-pound figure at her final weigh-in, defeating runner-up Jeff Nichols by a single pound for the $250,000 prize.

If you’re looking for some motivation to drop that extra ten pounds from the holiday season, look no further than the latest winner of The Biggest Loser. The hit NBC television show announced their season fourteen winner Monday night.

Coming in a very close second was 24-year-old Jeff Nichols — who lost 46.65 percent of his body weight, url-1followed in third by the competition’s first openly gay contestant, Jackson Carter, 21, with 42.07 percent.
“I feel amazing,” Allen told host Alison Sweeney right before being named the winner. “I know that no one can take this away from me. I feel great. It’s a tall order, but at the end of the day, look at me.”
But it was obvious on the finale of the weight-loss show that Allen’s biggest prize was the changes she made. She started the competition more than three months ago weighing 258 pounds and tipped the scales at 137 during Monday night’s live finale.
At the beginning, “I was a scared, self-conscious person,” she said. “I didn’t know if I could get past the first work out. I didn’t know if my dreams were possible. I finally feel like my dreams came true.”
Jackson Carter of Utah, the show’s first openly gay contestant, won a fan vote to be the third finalist. Finished third, going from 328 lbs. to 190 lbs., according to People, for a total loss of 42.07 percent body-weight. Early in the Monday finale, Jackson was revealed to have won the public vote over sales executive Joe Ostaszewski to join the final three.

Allen didn’t take home the only prize Monday. An attorney from Alabama, Gina McDonald, took home $100,000 by losing more weight than any of the other contestants. She went from 245 lbs. to 132 lbs. for a loss of 113 lbs- or 46.12 percent of her body weight.

Allen was the last to weigh in, and the show ended almost immediately after the declaration that she had won. But fans got to see her hug Jillian Michaels, the trainer who early in the competition poured ice water on Allen’s Biggest Loser winner Danni Allen head and later accepted the young athlete almost as a peer.

The Monday finale was also the first time the show featured appearances by all three teen contestants- the first time the show addressed childhood obesity, according to People. Lindsay Bravo, an 8th grader from Fillmore, Calif., lost 47 lbs. and performed a routine with the cheerleaders from her high school. Noah “Bingo” Gray of New Windsor, Md., also an 8th grader, lost 43 lbs. and Sanjana “Sunny” Chandrasekar, an 11th grader from Rochester, N.Y., lost 51 lbs.

The Monday finale was also the first time the show featured appearances by all three teen contestants- the first time the show addressed childhood obesity, according to People. Lindsay Bravo, an 8th grader from Fillmore, Calif., lost 47 lbs. and performed a routine with the cheerleaders from her high school. Noah “Bingo” Gray of New Windsor, Md., also an 8th grader, lost 43 lbs. and Sanjana “Sunny” Chandrasekar, an 11th grader from Rochester, N.Y., lost 51 lbs.

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