, a 27-year-old assistant director from Ft. Worth, Texas, became the second female "Biggest Loser" in the series' six-year history when she won NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Families" and $250,000 at the live season finale of the hit series. Michelle lost 110 lbs. and 45.45% of her body weight to claim the prize. She started the show at 242 lbs. and ended weighing just 132 lbs.Scroll down for before and after pictures of Michelle!
Michelle, who was on trainer Jillian Michaels' black team, came on "The Biggest Loser: Families" with her mother, Renee Wilson, who started the show at 267 lbs. and weighed 161 lbs. at finale, losing 106 lbs. and 39.70% of her body weight. Michelle and Renee had been estranged for almost six years before coming on the show.
Michelle and Vicky Vilcan (Houma, LA), who was on trainer Bob Harper's blue team, were two of the finalists, and America voted to determine who would be the third finalist. In the first part of the live finale, viewers learned that Ed Brantley, a 31-year-old chef from Raleigh, NC had beaten his wife, Heba Salama, to win a spot in the finals. Both Ed and Heba were on Bob Harper's blue team.
The runner up among the three finalists was Ed, who started the show weighing 335 lbs. and weighed 196 lbs. at finale. He lost 139 lbs. and 41.49% of his body weight. Coming in third place was Vicky, who lost 101 lbs. and 41.06% of her body weight. She began the show at 246 lbs. and weighed only 145 lbs. at finale.
The winner of this season's $100,000 "at home" prize among eliminated contestants went to Heba, a 30-year-old from Raleigh, NC who works in pharmaceutical sales. Heba lost 138 lbs. and 46.94% of her body weight. She started the show as the heaviest female contestant at 294 lbs. and weighed 156 lbs. at finale.
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