“The Biggest Loser” alum Ali Vincent looked happy and fit at her wedding to longtime girlfriend Jennifer Krusing. Vincent, the winner of season five of “The Biggest Loser,” spotlighted her 112-pound weight loss in an elegant lace wedding dress.
“Life doesn’t get better than this,” Ali wrote on Facebook alongside a photo of her new wife. Vincent was the first woman to win “The Biggest Loser” after losing a stunning 112 pounds.
At the season finale, the 5-foot-5 Vincent, whose started weight was 234 pounds, slimmed down to a slender 122 pounds. Ali has since gone to become a bestselling author and fitness coach.
Vincent regularly posts encouraging messages to her social media followers, urging them to adopt a healthy diet, exercise and maintain a positive attitude. “Every accomplishment begins with the decision to TRY,” Ali wrote on Instagram. “Stay motivated and you too can succeed!”
While Vincent’s story has been a weight loss success, “The Biggest Loser” has been rocked with allegations from other former contestants, who say the reality weight loss competition promotes unhealthy diets and fat-shames contestants into losing weight.
Biggest Loser Rocked By Anorexia Scandal, Fat-Shaming Accusations
Kai Hibbard, who lost 121 pounds while competing on “The Biggest Loser” in 2006, said the show is a “fat-shaming disaster” she regrets having been a part of.
Kai, who slimmed down from 265 pounds to 144 pounds on season three, said contestants are subjected to unhealthy starvation diets and brutal workout sessions that sometimes last eight hours a day.
Kai said contestants are essentially imprisoned on the Biggest Loser ranch and forced to sign contracts prohibiting them from disparaging the show, as the Examiner previously reported. They’re also not allowed to talk to family or friends while on the ranch due to producers’ fears that contestants might reveal show secrets.
Kai said “Biggest Loser” trainers also subject their obese contestants to fat-shaming emotional abuse. “They’d get a sick pleasure out of it,” said Hibbard. “They’d say, ‘Look at all the fat you have on you.'”
Another huge scandal was the anorexia controversy surrounding season 15 winner Rachel Frederickson, whose 155-pound weight loss stunned “Biggest Loser” trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper. The 5-foot-4 Frederickson slimmed down from 260 pounds to 105 pounds, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported. Rachel has since regained over 10 pounds.