'The Biggest Loser' Season 13 Winner Revealed

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May 1st, 2012

via press release:

Former Professional Wrestler Kim Nielsen of Roswell, Georgia Named Runner Up, and Mike Messina, a 41-Year-Old Cook from Oakland, California, Wins "At Home" Prize of $100,000 Among Eliminated Contestants
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - May 1, 2012 - Jeremy Britt, a 23-year-old banker from Rockford, Michigan, became "The Biggest Loser" at tonight's live season finale of the NBC series, winning $250,000. Jeremy began season 13 weighing 389 lbs. and lost 199 lbs. He weighed in at finale at 190 lbs. and lost 51.16% of his body weight.

The runner up among the three finalists was former professional wrestler and single mother of three, Kim Nielsen, who began the show at 252 lbs. and weighed 134 at finale. She lost 118 pounds and 46.83% of her body weight. Coming in third was winner Jeremy Britt's sister, Conda Britt, a nutrition health services tech who lost 115 lbs. and 39.12% of her body weight. She started the show at 294 lbs. and weighed 179 lbs. at finale. Jeremy and Conda were the last original team standing among the ten teams of contestants who were on season 13.

The winner of this season's $100,000 "at home" prize among eliminated contestants went to 41-year-old Mike Messina, a cook from Oakland,
California, who was eliminated in the second episode. He began the show weighing 358 lbs. and ended at 198 lbs., losing 160 lbs. and 44.69% of his body weight.

Also at the live finale, runner-up Kim Nielsen was announced as the winner of the PALA (Presidential Active Lifestyle Award) challenge, a contestant competition announced by First Lady Michelle Obama during the makeover episode. PALA is a six-week pledge-based program designed to get both adults and children more physically active and healthy, and the First Lady challenged the players to see who can get the most people to sign up under their names on www.nbc.com/pala. Planet Fitness will donate $30,000 worth of gym equipment to Kim's hometown so that her whole community can get active too.

"The Biggest Loser" is a production of Shine America, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions. Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Todd Lubin are the executive producers. David Friedman was also an executive producer for the live finale.

For embeddable clips and full episodes from "The Biggest Loser," please visit NBC.com's official show site: http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/

  • The End

    Fantastic achievement for these people losing so much weight in such a short time. Hopefully they don’t slip back into old habits and gain it back.

  • FowlScat

    Show suffers from playing to often for me. Last two seasons I couldn’t keep interest. Kind of like Top Chef. Back to back to back seasons just makes it too often.

  • DanO

    I’ve really been enjoying these one-hour shows. This show is too bloated when it clocks in at two hours, especially when they get down to the final 8 or so people.

  • Jon Haven

    I’m glad Conda didn’t win. Conda is a terrible person. She didn’t grow on me during the show.

  • Bob

    I didn’t watch one moment this year. I normally enjoy the show but since the one trainer (brown hair) left, I have boycotted the show. Julien I think is her name.

  • Lindalou

    I was heartbroken for Emily when Mike (Who?) beat her on the final weigh-in for the $100,000 at home prize. She looked gorgeous and had one of the best personalities on the show….not to mention her work ethic!

  • Daniel

    Absolutely hated this season of biggest loser …especially since the two I hated more than anyone made it to the final 3. I am glad though that they ignored the two whiny quitters.

  • Nancy

    Hated Conda, so happy she didn’t win…she complained so much about other people when she should have been working on herself.

  • Karen

    I’m pretty sick of the hostess and her line “I’m sorry, you’re not the biggest loser”. I think they could stand to lose that slogan. I agree with the rest that Conda is an absolutely nasty person. She was complained the whole show and didn’t lose the weight of others from seasons past. I actually stopped watching because of her behavior. She won’t go very far in life with her attitude and she still is overweight. Maybe if she’d spent more time exercising instead of gossiping, lying and back stabbing, she’d be 130 lbs. Others on the show were more gracious, focused, and kind.

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