Michael Ventrella is the ‘Biggest Loser,' video recaps and more
By April MacIntyre May 26, 2010, 17:18 GMT
Michael Ventrella, courtesy of NBC
Life begins at 31 for Michael Ventrella.
Underneath all the weight emerged a handsome fit guy: Michael Ventrella is the ‘Biggest Loser‘ for NBC.
Months of hard work paid off as Ventrella - beginning his journey at 526 pounds -now weighs 262 pounds. Mike was the heaviest contestant in “Biggest Loser” history and shattered the record for the most weight lost. He burned off 264 pounds, beating Danny Cahill’s record of 239 pounds from last year.
“At 526 pounds, nobody at that weight can ever feel any sense of hope,” he told the TODAY show’s Meredith Vieira in a Wednesday morning interview. “You feel like any day is your day, is your time: You’re going to die.”
Michael resolved to lose weight and get fit when he signed on for 18 weeks of fitness training, and is now $250,000 richer beating Ashely Johnston and Daris George.
Sum up the finale with all the highlights embedded below! We have the winning moment highlight and follow Shay’s continuing challenge as she weighs in for the Subway Weight Loss challenge.
The Minions helped Jillian give us trainer tips throughout the season and now we have the trailer for the July 9th release of their movie, Despicable Me!
BIGGEST LOSER The Season 9 Biggest Loser Winner Is...
Watch the winning moment from season nine's Biggest Loser Finale!
Daris's Finale Interview Daris talks about what's next for him after the finale.
Bob's Finale Interview Bob weighs in about this season's Biggest Loser finale!
Michael's Finale Interview
The Biggest Loser, Michael has a special message to his fans at NBC.com!
Koli's Finale Interview
Koli talks about what he's looking forward to most after the finale.
Shay's Next Subway Challenge
Shay weighs in for the Subway Weight Loss challenge at the finale.
Despicable Me Preview
Despicable Me opens everywhere, July 9th! Watch a preview here.