Ali Vincent ‘Stunned’ By ‘Biggest Loser’ Rachel Frederickson’s Weight Loss: ‘She’s Too Skinny’
Ali Vincent, who became the first woman to win The Biggest Loser in the show’s fifth season, has spoken to Uinterview exclusively about the extreme weight loss of the latest female winner, Rachel Frederickson.
When Frederickson had her big reveal, it was obvious that the contestant had lost more weight than even Biggest Loser trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper had expected. Frederickson, who entered the show at 260 pounds, weighed in at just 105 pounds on her final trip to the scale. Vincent was in the audience of the show when Frederickson came on stage in her petite silver dress.
Ali Vincent Says Rachel Frederickson Is ‘Too Skinny’
“There was rumor, definitely in the audience, like, ‘Oh my god you’re going to die when you see her.’ So I was prepared. I kind of anticipated it, but I was stunned,” admitted Vincent. “I was like, ‘Oh my goodness. She’s so skinny.’”
“It’s typical. That’s what people thought of me too. You know, I had to definitely lose more than I would normally have lost if I wasn’t in a competition,” Vincent continued. “I think that she is too skinny; I think she knows that she is too skinny. I think she wanted to win and she did and that’s a different kind of strength. She’s an athlete.”
Vincent Talks Dr. H, Anorexia
Frederickson’s overall health has come under scrutiny, with many viewers wondering how Biggest Loser’s Dr. H., could approve of her getting down to such a low weight. There’s also the worry that while fighting obesity, Frederickson inadvertently became anorexic.
“I know that the doctor was sitting right there in the second row of the finale, Dr. H. I’m sure he’s probably getting a lot of backlash. He might even be reconsidering being the doctor for the show,” Vincent mused, later adding, “I don’t think she’s anorexic, because anorexia, she would look in the mirror and say, “I’m fat” being skin and bones. But, I don’t know her so it’s all speculation. I’m hoping that in the next few months, we’ll be able to follow her, they’ll put her out enough and she’ll put on some weight and find that balance.”
Since her win on The Biggest Loser six years ago, Vincent has parlayed her fame into a TV show called Live Big with Ali Vincent on the Live Well Network.
– Chelsea Regan