via press release:
RACHEL FREDERICKSON, A 24-YEAR-OLD VOICE-OVER ARTIST FROM LA, LOSES 155 LBS. TO BECOME ‘THE’ & WIN $250,000 IN LIVE NBC FINALE
Forty-Three-Year-Old David Brown of Edmond, Oklahoma, Loses 222 Pounds and is Named Runner Up, and 41-Year-Old Tumi Oguntala, from Clifton Park, NY, Wins $100,000 “At Home” Prize Among Eliminated Contestants After Losing 175 Pounds
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – February 4, 2014 – Rachel Frederickson, a 24-year-old voice-over artist from Los Angeles, CA, became “The” and won $250,000 in tonight’s live season 15 finale on NBC. Rachel started the show weighing 260 pounds and lost 155 pounds. She weighed in at finale at 105 pounds and lost 59.62% of her body weight.
The runner up among the three finalists was David Brown, from Edmond, Oklahoma, a 43-year-old project manager for a construction company and social commerce leader for a phone company. David started the show at 409 pounds, and lost 222 pounds and 54.28% of his body weight. He weighed in at finale at 187 pounds. Coming in third place was Bobby Saleem, a 29-year-old attorney from Chicago, Illinois. He started the show at 358 lbs. and ended at 170 lbs., losing 188 lbs. and 52.51% of his body weight.
The winner of the $100,000 “at home” prize among eliminated contestants was Tumi Oguntala, a 41-year-old brand strategist from Clifton Park, NY. She started the show at 319 lbs. and ended at 144 lbs., losing 175 pounds and 54.86% of her body weight.
“The" is a production of Shine America and 25/7 Productions. Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, Eden Gaha, Lisa Hennessy, JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson are the executive producers. David Friedman was also an executive producer for the live finale.