"The Biggest Loser": Winner Rachel's Huge Weight Loss Sparks Online Concern

By Chris Harnick
|  Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014  |  Updated 1:26 PM EDT
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Rachel Frederickson - The winner of "The Biggest Loser" season 15

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Did "The Biggest Loser" lose too much? That's what fans are asking after the NBC reality show crowned its newest champion.

Rachel Frederickson, a 24-year-old voiceover artist, became "The Biggest Loser" and won $250,000 during the live season 15 finale. Rachel started the show at 260 pounds and lost 155 pounds, now weighing 105 pounds. She lost 59.62 percent of her body weight. Viewers took to Twitter to express concern over Rachel's drastic weight-loss. Some even pointed out she's underweight for a woman of her age and size.

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"I know it's the biggest loser, but Rachel does NOT look healthy. She looked better @ the end of last episode," @maseorama said with a photo of Rachel attached.

"#BLFinale rachel went too far. horrible message being sent by her and the biggest loser show," @ky_ry23 tweeted.

"Am I the only one watching Biggest Loser finale & think poor Rachel looks sick?" @MsDelaney tweeted.

However, there were fans who wished the reality winner well and called her an inspiration. NBC declined to comment.

"I'm at the maintenance point now so I need to find some balance and make sure I work out and I eat healthy and make good choices 90 percent of the time," Frederickson said on "Today" after the finale. "I'm not sure (I'll maintain this weight), but I plan to try new exercises and just continue on this path and see where that takes me.

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