March 19, 2013 04:16 PM by Lisa Princ
Last night on the season finale of The Biggest Loser, Danni Allen lost a whopping 121 pounds, beating out Jeff Nichols by a measly pound. Today, Danni spoke to the media about her big win, and you won’t believe what this inspirational young lady plans to do with her prize money!
The Biggest Loser ended season 14 last night with a very close race, as Danni Allen beat out Jeff Nichols by one pound. Danni’s physical transformation was mind blowing, but even more so she says was her mental transformation. During a press conference today, Danni shared her thoughts after winning, the show, and what she plans to do next – and it may surprise you. Check out her interview below!
Danni Allen on the difference she sees in herself now: I feel different in every which way possible. I mean, the obvious is my physical transformation, but it’s really the mental change that amazed me. My head is in such a good place now. Once I got my head on straight, everything else just came, and that’s why I was able to rock it on the stage last night. the best part if mentally. It’s amazing – the new person that I have become. That was something that Jillian focused on early on. She would ask me questions like “Why are you fat?” She would ask me questions I would never dare ask myself. Confronting those demons gave me the courage to fight them. Some of them are no longer here, some are still here, but I have the tools to confront them now.
Her plans right now (this just proves her incredible character): I promised myself that I would enjoy the moment. My goal was to run my first marathon this year. I am trying to sign up for Chicago Marathon this year. As far as the money goes, I had made no plans for it, thinking it would be taboo. Jeff and I made a pact and we promised to reward each other with a vacation. Especially winning by one pound, I am definitely going to take Jeff, and probably Francelina too – since they are inseparable – on a vacation. Everyone keeps telling me that I am single and hot now, so maybe I’ll find my love there.
On her family’s involvement: My experience with The Biggest Loser has impacted my entire family, my friends, even my community. My dad is doing so well, he is going to gym when he can, and asking me nutrition questions. He’s on the bandwagon, and if you saw him in the audience last night, you know that he looks great. My mom is going on 50, and she’s on board also. She looks amazing.
Her career plans moving forward: I am finding so many things I enjoy, I am in discovery mode. I definitely know that I want to pay it forward. I did go back to work over the break. I am a bartender, and that is something that I am not sure I will continue. I mean, I now have some extra cash under my belt. This has opened so many doors for me, and with this, I have been given the gift of time. I am going to use this time to evaluate who I am going to be, and who I am.
Danni’s thoughts on the one pound win:
You know what, in my head, I didn’t even realize that it was one pound – I only heard that I won. In my eyes,I didn’t think I could do it. I was up against some big boys, and the numbers were not in my favor. But that’s been my entire season. It felt like this was mine to have.
On how Jillian Michaels kept her motivated: Jillian told me that you can’t have it if you can’t see it. She told me to feel what it would be like standing up there. She told me to feel the confetti – you need to see the whole goal. That kept me motivated every day. If you told me week in 5, when I was all by myself crying in bed because I had no more team, that I would be standing at top of the confetti falling down, I would have told you that you were wrong. It was in my hands to change things.
Danni Allen’s best advice for those at home: My best message for everyone out there is: If I can do it, anyone can do it. The key is that you have to do it for yourself. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. You have to help yourself before you can help anyone else.
How she plans to maintain her weight at home now: One of my biggest fears was putting the weight back on. It has been such a big fear, I mean it took this long to get it off, and now how easy it can be to put it back on. I had to make sure I set up some goals beyond The Biggest Loser. I wanted to run a marathon, and I am going to do it. I know the training for that will keep me moving and keep me running. With my trainer, it’s girl talk time. It’s a fun experience to do everyday. Nutritionally, I still have my vices. I still have addictive qualities. I made sure my apartment was a safe zone once I got home. I got rid of everything I could binge on, you know, things I could not resist if I had a binge moment. I also learned about making a well balanced diet. It’s not about being deprived, but balancing everything.
Danni also said that once her lease is up, she may look into moving to a warmer climate, well, because dealing with cold weather was much easier with 100 extra pounds on her. Congratulations again to Danni Allen on becoming the season 14 winner of The Biggest Loser!
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