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.
Danni Allen, an advertising account coordinator from Wheeling, Ill., took home the $250,000 prize, beating out two other finalists.
And let’s face it, fellas. At a whopping 258 lbs, this pale Midwestern lass wasn’t exactly Prom material, but after shedding 46.9 percent of her body fat and a quick trip to the tanning booth, you might have some competition.
Danni Allen lost 121 lbs. total, going from 258 lbs. to 137 lbs. Her percentage lost just beat out Jeff Nichols, the next closest competitor, who lost 46.65 percent, going from 388 to 207 lbs.
As reported by People Magazine, Allen embraced her trainer, Jillian Michaels- who returned to the program after a two year break. “At the end of the day, look at me,” Allen said right before her final weigh-in.
Jackson Carter, the first openly-gay contestant, 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.
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.