The Biggest Loser was an incredibly popular reality show for over a decade, with millions all over the world following the contestants’ inspiring and impressive journeys. But where are all the winners today?
Ryan Benson – then
Ryan was the first winner to ever compete in The Biggest Loser back in 2004 when the television show was first aired. He was able to accomplish the impossible. He lost 122 pounds on the show and seemed to be changing his life for the better. Ryan dropped from 330 pounds to 208 pounds, which is anything but simple.
After losing all the weight, Ryan gained a healthy and great-looking body along with the added bonus of a grand prize of $250,000. When the first season wrapped fans were eager to check back in with their favorite contestants to see if they were able to truly keep the weight off….
Ryan Benson – now
Eventually, Ryan Benson gained back most of the weight within just five years of wrapping his season on the show. He confessed on the Where Are They Now special that he no longer felt the pressure of keeping the weight off once the television show ended for him.
“I slipped back into my old habits real quick,” he told Inside Edition. Ryan is now back to his original weight, claiming that he gained “32 pounds in 5 days simply by drinking water.” Ryan states he is trying to lose the weight again.
Matt Hoover – then
Matt Hoover was the winner of the second season of The Biggest Loser. Starting out at 339 pounds Matt dropped an astounding 157 pounds to finish in first place at 182 pounds.
In this season the producers smartly decided to judge based on the overall percentage of body weight lost instead of judging by who lost the most pounds. Matt started out with a body mass index (BMI) of 48.6 and finished the show with a BMI of 26.1.
Matt Hoover – now
There are two amazing stories here. Matt ended up marrying the runner-up, Suzy, on the Biggest Loser. They have two children together. They are quite private people and their current weights are unknown.
However, in 2010 Matt weighed in at 237 pounds. That is still 100 pounds less than his original weight, which is really awesome! Matt looks like he is trying to eat right and keep a new and improved healthy lifestyle with his wife and family.
Erik Chopin – then
Eric Chopin from season three was truly amazing. Not just by losing the pounds but by doing a total transformation into a ripped and athletic individual! Eric lost a whopping 214 pounds in 2006 when he came in first place on The Biggest Loser.
He finished the competition weighing in at 193 pounds. This is one of the biggest weight losses in The Biggest Loser’s history. We wonder where this hunk is now after losing all that weight?
Erik Chopin – now
Erik did not manage to keep the pounds off just like his predecessors. His story has gained quite a bit of traction. There has even been a documentary on his weight loss and gain. He started the show weighing in at 407 pounds and now is back to 368 pounds once again.
Erik was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2009 and admitted that he had already gained back 175 pounds. He has been trying to lose the weight and is on a new diet, weighing 245 pounds. You go Erik, we believe in you!
Bill Germanakos – then
The winner of the 4th season of The Biggest Loser was Bill Germanakos, age 40. Bill entered the competition weighing in at 334 pounds and took home the first place prize when he went down to 170 pounds.
Bill actually beat his twin brother, Jim Germanakos,in the competition. Jim won the home prize of $100,000 while his brother Bill took home $250,000. Jim actually lost more pounds than Bill but Bill took home first place because he lost more of a percentage of body weight.
Bill Germanakos – now
Bill is now working as the vice president of sales at a company called EdLogics. Bill is also a motivational speaker. He currently weighs 207 pounds, which means he only gained back 37 pounds! Not bad at all!
Bill says that it started to become easier to keep the pounds off ever since he started working as a spinning instructor. If he keeps lifting those fish then that would definitely count as the workout for the day.
Ali Vincent – then
In 2008 Ali Vincent became the first woman to ever win The Biggest Loser. Ali was trained by Jillian Micheals herself and started the competition at 234 pounds when she was only 5’5″. Ali won the competition weighing in at 122 pounds.
She lost 112 pounds which is 47.86 percent loss of body weight. Ali was 32 years old when she started the competition from Mesa, AZ. She walked home with a new and improved body and a cash prize of $250,000.
Ali Vincent – now
Ali Vincent was successful at keeping the weight off for a full seven years. She wrote a book about her weight loss and started a new career because of it. But in 2016 Ali posted a picture on Facebook teary eyed and admitted that she gained most of her weight back.
She is focusing on getting back to a healthy weight. She felt ashamed that she gained the weight back. On her new television show Live Big with Ali Vincent she tries to get back into shape.
Michelle Aguilar – then
Everything changed in season 6 of the Biggest Loser: Families. Contestants now competed in duos and each duo then split either into the black team or the blue team. But by the end of the competition, every man and woman was for themselves. Michelle Aguilar finished in first place by losing 110 pounds.
She started out weighing 242 pounds and by the season finale she weighed in at 132 pounds. Michelle lost 45.45 percent of her body weight and 33.06 percent of her body mass index (BMI).
Michelle Aguilar – now
Michelle Aguilar also used her experiences to launch a career, she wrote a book called Becoming Fearless in 2011. Michelle married her boyfriend of 9 months, Micah Whitehead, in 2009 and subsequently had a beautiful daughter which can make keeping the weight off even harder.
She has not disclosed what her current weight is but she looks fantastic. She has also starred in a comedic short called Greetings, about a man doing research on how to best talk to women.
Helen Phillips – then
Helen Phillips was the winner of The Biggest Loser in the seventh season continuing the women’s winning streak. In this season The Biggest Loser changed things up a little bit and couples came on the show together to compete for the grand prize.
Helen was 48 years old when the competition began weighing in at 257 pounds with a BMI of 41.5. Helen impressed all of the show’s viewers by losing 140 pounds and won the competition weighing in at only 117 pounds!
Helen Phillips – now
Helen Phillips is the oldest person to win the biggest loser. She lives in Michigan where she is trying to maintain her weight. She has only gained back 18 pounds! Helen is now trying to fight childhood obesity.
She was also interviewed by a local news about her choice to do plastic surgery in order to get rid of her excess skin. Helen says “I finally reached my goal weight but now what do I do with my skin?” so she decided to be proactive and make a change.
Olivia Ward – then
Season 11 of The Biggest Loser boasted two new trainers Cara Castronuova and Brett Hoebel and was the longest season yet at 20 weeks long but Olivia Ward still came out on top. Olivia was 25 years old from New York and weighed 261 pounds when the television show started out.
Olivia fought tooth and nail to lose the weight and came in first place weighing in at 132 pounds. Olivia lost 49.42 percent of her body weight and has never looked better!
Olivia Ward – now
Olivia Ward has proven that The Biggest Loser does work and that if you continue working hard then there is no reason why anyone should gain back the weight. Olivia works at SoulCycle as a cycling instructor and is commonly featured on the Dr. Drew Show as an expert on weight loss.
Olivia and her sister Hanna have their own website called myfitspiration.com. She said on Facebook that “It’s never too late, If you want a change, go and get it. Age is just a number after all.”
Danny Cahill – then
The Biggest Loser: Second Chances was a change of pace from the other seasons of The Biggest Loser because this season focused on candidates that overcame tragedies or heartbreak in their lives. Danny Cahill was crowned the Biggest Loser at 39 years old when he lost an astounding 239 pounds.
Danny walked on the show weighing 430 pounds and by the series finale, he weighed 191 pounds. Danny’s BMI dropped from 60 to 26.6 which is very impressive.
Danny Cahill – now
Danny now works as a motivational weight loss speaker traveling nationwide spreading his story and even singing about it from time to time. However, he still did gain back most of the weight and is now 295 pounds.
Sadly he revealed to the New York Times that he had lost the weight on the show too quickly which damaged his metabolism. Danny says that it has made it harder to lose weight but he is still trying and is currently on a journey to a healthier lifestyle.
Michael Ventrella – then
In 2010 The Biggest Loser: Couples 3 aired on NBC and once again the contestants competed to lose the most weight. Michael Ventrella from Chicago aged 30 years old took home the gold as the eighth season’s Biggest Loser.
Michael weighed a whopping 526 pounds at the series premiere, more than any other contestant on the show. Michael worked very hard to change that and by the season finale, Michael stood proudly on the scale weighing in at 262 pounds. That is 264 pounds lost!
Michael Ventrella – now
Michael Ventrella now weighs 289 pounds but tells his Facebook followers that he doesn’t bother looking at the scale anymore. He rather focus on real measurements rather than the scale which doesn’t tell the full story.
Michael is very active on Facebook and he likes to post about topics such as health and weight loss. He was the heaviest constant in The Biggest Loser history and he is now trying to take what he learned on the show and pay it forward.
Patrick House – then
Patrick House was the winner of the tenth season of The Biggest Loser: Pay it Forward. Patrick was only 28 years old when the competition started. He came all the way from Vicksburg, Mississippi and he was ready to win.
Patrick weighed 400 pounds before The Biggest Loser changed his life. After all the sweat and tears he reached his goal weight of 219 pounds. Patrick lost 45.25 percent of his body weight and beat out his fellow contestants for the grand prize.
Patrick House – now
Patrick House is a model Biggest Loser winner. He has completed 3 Boston Marathons while taking time to work with overweight teens to truly pay it forward. Patrick currently weighs 235 pounds and is an avid defender against critics of the show.
He said, “You wouldn’t have the weight to gain back to begin with if it hadn’t been for Biggest Loser, I just don’t buy into the whole theory of pointing a finger at a production company, a TV show, when it really comes down to the person.”
John Rhode – then
John Rhode killed it on The Biggest Loser: Battle of the Ages, season 12. John is 41 years old from Mesa, Arizona. John started his journey weighing in at 445 pounds with a 54.2 BMI. Merely twelve weeks later John weighed 225 pounds and had lost 220 pounds.
John’s new BMI is 27.4 proving that he earned the title of The Biggest Loser. John beat his fellow contestants like we have never seen before, surpassing the runner-up in body weight percentage lost by more than 5 percent.
John may have gained some of the weight back but he is actively trying to maintain a healthy weight. John runs marathons and does Crossfit workouts in order stay healthy and in shape.
John works as a motivational speaker and likes to post about sports on his social media pages including Facebook and Twitter. John wrote on his Facebook page that he looks forward to skydiving and living actively with “The best wife and kids a guy could ever want.”
Jeremy Britt – then
Jeremy Britt was only 22 when he became season 13’s winner of The Biggest Loser: No Excuses. Jeremy, from Rockford, MI, walked onto the set of The Biggest Loser weighing 389 pounds with a BMI of 59.1.
But Jeremy didn’t give up until he lost 199 pounds and weighed in at 190 pounds at the season finale. Jeremy lost a whopping 51.16% of his body fat with the runner-up trailing behind at only 46.83 percent of body fat loss. You go, Jeremy!
Jeremy Britt – now
Jeremy currently lives in Michigan as a mortgage consultant but has not gone public about his weight. Jeremy keeps a low profile these days. Jeremy wrote on his Facebook page that his grandmother passed away from weight-related reasons and therefore wants to maintain his new healthy lifestyle.
Jeremy is looking for love and ready to finally be able to go to the beach with just a pair of swim trunks on and we wish him the best of luck!
Danni Allen – then
Season 14 of The Biggest Loser: Challenge America was not an easy competition but Danni Allen prevailed and was awarded the first place prize on the live streamed finale of the season. Dannielle “Danni” Allen was 26 years old from Wheeling, Illinois and weighed 258 pounds when the competition began.
But after 10 long weeks of hard work, Danni accomplished her dream and lost 121 pounds. Danni weighed 137 pounds, which is almost 30 pounds less than she weighed at the semi-finals!
Danni Allen – now
Danni Allen is looking fantastic! Danni was able to keep the pounds off and she currently works as a fitness guru and a motivational speaker. The student became the master. She has not been camera shy since her big win and did the talk show circuit where she opened up about her experiences on The Biggest Loser.
Danni was even featured in a Subway commercial! Danni leads workout classes and runs marathons in here spare time and is in amazing shape.
Toma Dobrosavljevic – then
When season 16 of The Biggest Loser aired on NBC the theme was ‘The Glory Days’. This meant that the contestants consisted of former athletes.
Some contestants were actually Olympic gold medalists and NFL superstars. Toma Dobrosavljevic, aged 33, was no exception. Gowing up Toma played every type of sport imaginable for his school ‘s teams. Toma took home the title of the biggest loser when he lost a whopping 171 pounds which made up 50.89% of his total body weight.
Toma Dobrosavljevic – now
While Thoma’s current weight is not known, it seems from this photo that he has kept the weight off and looks great surrounded by his beautiful family. He posts regularly on his Facebook page and is still working out and keeping healthy to keep the weight off.
The Biggest Loser really seems to have changed his life for the better! Thoma is currently a senior project manager and is a public speaker about living healthier.
Roberto Hernandez – then
The Biggest Loser season 17 Temptation Nation was a fan favorite. Not only were the contestants competing to lose the most percentage of body weight but the contestants also were offered every type of temptation you can imagine from money to electronics to stop working out and give up.
Roberto Hernandez, aged 36 from Burbank, Illinois, resisted every temptation and came out on top by losing a total of 160 pounds, which was a loss of 45.98% of his body weight. Roberto had never looked better!
Roberto Hernandez Ward – now
Roberto Hernandez has the right attitude, his Facebook profile says “Please join me while I embark on my journey to keep the weight off after winning the BiggestLoser 17”. Roberto is constantly posting pictures of his workouts and even his 20 mile runs!
He is a source of inspiration and he is constantly challenging his followers to join in on his weight loss journey. Roberto posted a picture of a positive pregnancy test in November so it looks like the Hernandez family is expecting one more!
Sam Rouen – then
The Biggest Loser Australia season 3 back in 2008 is an especially famous season because photos of the winner recently went viral. But we will get to that a bit later. Sam Rouen was crowned the Biggest Loser and took home the grand prize of $200,000.
At only 19 years old, Sam was the youngest contestant. Sam was able to lose 158 pounds in only 13 weeks. Which means that he shed 46.48% of his total body weight. But that wasn’t the end of Sam’s journey.
Sam Rouen – now
Sam Rouen started out on The Biggest Loser weighing 339.5 pounds and now ten years later he doesn’t have an inch of body fat on him. His six pack is glistening and women around the world are drooling over the pictures that Sam has been posting.
He is not only a pretty face but Sam became a fireman and is literally trying to make the world a safer place. The firefighters released a calendar full of their topless selves in order to raise money for charity and the internet took notice.
Margie Cummins- then
The Biggest Loser Australia: Singles had an emphasis on romance in order to give a little extra oomph to the audience. Every contestant was single and looking for love. They all felt that their weight was holding them back from finding their true love.
Margie Cummins, age 34, entered the competition weighing in at 350 pounds and was ready to shed. Margie came in first place by losing 161 pounds in 16 short weeks. Now let’s see how does Margie look today?
Margie Cummins – now
As you can see Margie is still in amazing shape. She has written numerous ebooks about weight loss and even wrote a few recipe books. Margie has worked as the Ambassador for the Starlight Foundation and runs her own weekly boot camps.
In 2016 Margie also became the strongest women’s heavyweight powerlifter by lifting 496 pounds! Almost two full years since that competition no woman has been able to beat Margie’s impressive record.
Craig – then
The Biggest Loser Australia: Challenge Australia season 9 took a trip to the town Ararat, Victoria, which held the heaviest people at the time according to the show. The trainers took a select few motivated townspeople to the competition and the results were astounding.
Craig Booby, age 34 years old, came in first place when he amazed both his trainers and the audience by losing a total of 176 pounds which was 43.51% of his entire body weight.
Craig – now
Craig Booby is still on his weight loss journey. He wrote on his Facebook page “People ask if I’m glad it’s all over… This will never be over, I must keep moving forward.” Craig runs 12 kilometers even in the rain and even when he is tired.
He shares his struggles with his social media followers to inspire them. He runs marathons and posts pictures of his healthy meal choices online. Craig not only won the grand prize but he recently found love thanks to his newfound confidence.
Bob Herdsman – then
Bob Herdman took home the gold when he won The Biggest Loser Australia: Couples. The contestants entered the show with a preexisting partner and trained together in the competition. Bob’s teammate was Tiffany, his inlaw.
Bob was the oldest contestant in the history of The Biggest Loser Australia to ever with the competition. Bob weighed 370 pounds on the first day of the competition and by the season finale he weighed in at 177 pounds. Meaning that Bob lost more than half of his body weight!
Bob Herdsman – now
By the looks of it, Bob has not let his age be an obstacle and has persisted in his weight loss journey. Bob writes that he feels a sense of responsibility to all the Biggest Loser’s viewers who rooted for him to win, he wants to stay in great shape.
He said, “We all have demons to face whether they be obesity or something else and if I can be of some service to others in helping them on their journey, then that is what I want to do”.
Robyn and Katie – then
Season 8 of the Biggest Loser Australia: The Next Generation was comprised of parent-child teams that had to compete with their teammate and not as an individual like in previous years.
Robyn, aged 45, and Katie, aged 19, were a mother-daughter duo and took the first place prize. This dynamic duo beat out the other teams by respectively losing 34.8% of their overall body weight. Katie lost 105 pounds while her mother Robyn lost 86 pounds awarding them the grand prize.
Robyn and Katie – now
Robyn and Katie have been working hard and posting about their weight loss journey on social media sites nonstop. Since winning their $200,000 prize they have been keeping busy and trying to keep in shape.
Katie competed in the Strongman Tasmania competition which is a heavyweight lifting competition and she placed overall in second place and placed in first in the event show. They both are working out and trying to inspire their followers to do the same no matter their age or starting weight.
Wil Graham – then
The Biggest Loser UK 2011 was a competition between couples in order to win the grand prize of £25,000. Wil was 29 years old from Reading weighing in at 343 pounds.
Wil competed for 8 longs weeks with his partner Paddy in order to shed the most weight and take home the grand prize. Wil lost 34.69% of his body weight and weighed in at 224 pounds at the season finale. Wil lost 119 pounds in only 8 weeks!
Wil Graham- now
Wil is eating healthy and training to maintain his new figure. He posts about his healthier food choices and workouts online to his many followers.
He said in an interview “I didn’t have a girlfriend in my 20s. If someone showed any interest I’d think they were taking the Mick or doing it for a bet. If I didn’t like myself, how could anyone else? I’ve been on a few dates. I haven’t found the right person yet, but I’ve got hope now.”
Rachel Frederickson – then
The Biggest Loser season 15 was one of the most controversial seasons yet. Rachel Frederickson was a 24-year-old from Los Angeles, California and entered the competition weighing 260 pounds. Rachel amazed the viewers when she lost 59.62 percent of her body weight and weighed only 105 pounds in the series finale!
The dramatic change in her appearance made some of the viewers nervous, wondering if she made these changes in a healthy way because at the semi-finals Rachel weighed 45 pounds less than she did one week later at the finale.
Rachel Fredrickson – now
Rachel said that a month after the show ended she put on 20 pounds in order to reach her “perfect weight” at 125 pounds. Rachel is now taking college classes, training for her first marathon while also walking dogs for her local animal shelter.
Rachel works at DreamJobbing, helping other people change their story through helping them search for their dream job. Rachel looks healthy and happy!