December 13, 2011 09:11 PM by Lisa Princ
What an exciting week for NBC‘s The Biggest Loser fans! First, we learned that Dolvett Quince will be returning next season, and tonight was the season finale! So who took home the $250,000 prize on our favorite weight loss competition? Read on to find out who walked away the season 12 winner of The Biggest Loser!
The Biggest Loser kicked off the season twelve finale tonight with a performance by Train, and the trainers shared some thoughts on the season. Then it was time to see the former contestants, who were all vying for that at home prize of $100,000. This season, it was done differently, as they were all weighed prior. Alison brought out four contestants at a time, with only one of them moving on to the final weigh in for the prize. The top three would weigh in, with the contestant having the highest percentage of weight loss, taking home the prize.
First up we saw Johnny, Becky, Jessica and Vinny. They all looked incredible, but from the second Vinny walked out, I knew he would be in the final three, he looked like a completely different person. Johnny lost 97 lbs, Becky lost 88 lbs, and Jessica lost 80 lbs, but as I already knew, it was indeed Vinny who would be weighing in as the first of the final three. Then we watched Courtney, Bonnie, Sunny and Patrick walk out, and again they all looked amazing, but Sunny and Patrick looked like they had lost the most, and they did. Bonnie lost over 70 lbs, and Courtney lost 87 lbs, but Sunny and Patrick lost more. Then Alison revealed that Patrick beat Sunny out by less than 1%, with Sunny ending up with a total loss of 106 lbs.
The final four at home contestants hit the stage next. Debbie, Coach Mike, Joe, and Jennifer all looked fabulous as well, although Debbie did not look like she lost much. As it turned out, Debbie had only lost 33 lbs since leaving the ranch. Coach Mike lost 86 lbs, and Joe lost 133 lbs, but that was not enough to beat Jennifer. Jennifer was heading into the final weigh in, in what seemed odd, because she did not look like she lost that much weight – maybe it was just an unflattering dress? Alison then went over Jennifer’s obsession with Bob Harper, and Bob came out to give Jennifer some flowers.
Next on The Biggest Loser finale, it was time to get on the scale for the at home contestants, and Patrick was up first. Patrick started on the show at 387, and ended at 236, losing 151 lbs or 39.02% – off to a great start! Jennifer was up next, and Jennifer started at 330, and weighed in tonight at 185, giving her a loss of 145 lbs, or 43.94%, pushing Patrick out of the lead. Last, but definitely not least, was season twelve fan favorite, Vinny. Vinny started his journey at 426, and when he weighed in tonight he was at 242, losing 184 lbs, but it was not enough to beat out Jennifer. Jennifer, one of the season’s most controversial contestants, ended up winning the at home prize.
Finally it was time to see the final three contestants, and Ramon was the first one who graced the stage. Ramon looked incredible, and his smile was just infectious. Ramon dished on how happy he and Jess are, and that they are focused on living healthy and having fun. Although he did not have any engagement details yet, he assured us that it will happen in the future. Then Alison read an emotional letter that was sent in to the show by Ramon’s mother, thanking them for saving her son.
Then we saw Antone walk out, and yet again, we were amazed! Antone looked like a completely different person, and he gushed about how excited he is now to be able to do everything that he couldn’t do before with his kids. John also looked amazing, and he took a few moments to tell everyone else how amazing they looked. Then John had us all in tears as he gave a heartfelt thanks to his wife for everything she did for him while he was at the ranch.
Before the final three hit the scale for the last time, we got a sneak peek of next season! Next season, it looks to be Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince – no surprise new trainers, and for the first time ever, the couples would be split up! Then Dr. H made an appearance, and told the final three that they had the lowest percentage of body fat of any finale ever, and that John and Ramon were now Diabetes free. Then it was time to weigh in for the finale, and this is how the final three fared:
Ramon: from 355 lbs to 201 lbs for a total loss of 154 lbs/43.38%
Antone: from 447 lbs to 245 lbs for a total loss of 202 lbs/45.19%
John: from 445 lbs to 225 lbs for a total loss of 220 lbs/48.44%
That meant that the season twelve winner of The Biggest Loser was John Rhode! Congratulations to John!
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