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Winner of The Biggest Loser Revealed!

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The Biggest Loser Winner Revealed

Originally posted 05/01/2012 09:15PM

The Biggest Loser: No Excuses was a season full of unexpected twists and turns – but all the drama was put aside Tuesday as an at-home winner was crowned and the final three stepped on the scale for the last weigh-in to determine who would take the title of the Biggest Loser.

The night was a celebration, but the season's ups and downs were evident with the absence of ineligible contestants Mark Cornelison and Buddy Shuh, who quit just before the finals, and Joe Messina, who quit earlier in the season to spend more time with his family.

In their absence, fan favorites Chism Cornelison, Emily Joy and Cassandra Sturros took to the stage with 11 other contestants to show off their new, slimmer figures and compete for the at home prize of $100,000. But the grand prize was reserved for one of the three finalists. Seven weeks after leaving the Ranch, single mom Conda Britt, 24, her brother Jeremy Britt, 22, and former pro-wrestler Kim Nielsen, 38, all three stepped on the scale – but only one of them walked away with $250,000. Keep reading to find out who was named the Biggest Loser ...

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Tara's Biggest Loser Blog: On Trials and Triumphs

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Tara's Biggest Loser Blog: On Trials and Triumphs

Originally posted 10/06/2010 01:30PM

You know how most relationships have that honeymoon phase? Well, it seems that the contestants' honeymoon has come to a crashing halt.

I am not sure how much more whining I could take from Lisa and Tina, so I was ecstatic when Bob helped them realize just how special it is to be on the ranch. The only problem with Tina and Lisa voicing their concerns about wanting to go home is that it provides ammunition for other contestants to validate voting them off in the future.

On the other end of the spectrum you have Brendan, Frado and Patrick who have decided to form an alliance, which can instigate game play. Realistically, they seem to understand that staying on the ranch will help them take off more weight quickly than going at it alone. I feel they are correct in this assumption and can't hate on them for doing this because I don't think it is about taking home a $250k check for all of them.

We haven't gotten to see or hear "last chance workout" this season, but we have seen a lot of the workouts that contestants go through on the daily basis.

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How Biggest Loser's Ashley & Koli Keep Long-Distance Love Alive

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How Biggest Loser's Ashley & Koli Keep Long-Distance Love Alive

Originally posted 10/05/2010 02:05PM

What began as two buddies encouraging one another to drop excess pounds has blossomed into a budding romance.

"Koli and I are dating now," says Biggest Loser season 9 runner-up Ashley Johnston, 29, of her beau Koli Palu, 30. "Being on the show together you see the good, the bad and the ugly. We saw each other at our worse. I think it made us even closer."

As the season came to an end Johnston slimmed down from 347 lbs. to 191 lbs., losing 183 lbs. in the process. And Palu dropped from 403 lbs. to 188 lbs.

And just like their weight loss, keeping their long-distance relationship alive takes work. (The Biggest Loser airs Tuesday on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.)

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