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What Will Biggest Loser Winner Danni Allen Do with $250,000?

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Biggest Loser Winner Danni Allen Is Taking Runner-Up Jeff Nichols on Vacation

Originally posted 03/20/2013 11:30AM

Danni Allen went from a size 20 to a size 4, won $250,000 and was crowned The Biggest Loser on Monday. But most important, she found herself.

"I am different in every which way possible," Allen told reporters Tuesday, the morning after her big win. "The physical transformation is right in front of you, but the mental change that I've gone through has been amazing. I've been able to change who I am going to be."

Allen, 26, became the last member of trainer Jillian Michael's team early in the season, but the adversity she faced on the Ranch allowed her to work through "demons" she says have plagued her throughout her life.

"It was the most heartbreaking thing to lose my team, but looking back, I think it was the best thing that could have happened to me," she said. "I just had to realize, 'You are enough, and you can be more.' "

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Alison Sweeney Congratulates Biggest Loser Winners | Alison Sweeney

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Alison Sweeney Blogs: Congrats to Winners of The Biggest Loser

Originally posted 03/19/2013 10:25AM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

Our journey together for season 14 of The Biggest Loser has come to an end. Hopefully, you enjoyed Monday's finale!

Each season, I'm always nervous when first meeting the contestants and then uber-nervous for the live finale. What you don't see is that I go on stage right before the live show to say hi to the audience. The best part of that is to see my supportive family in the audience and to see all the alumni that come back year after year as their Biggest Loser family grows with each season.

It's always so fun to see some of the veterans return. I loved seeing Amanda, Sunshine, Estella and Jerry, Dan and Jackie and so many others.

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See Biggest Loser Winner Danni Allen at 137 Lbs.

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The Biggest Loser Crowns Danni Allen Winner

Originally posted 03/18/2013 10:25PM

You lose some, you win some.

After a season of battling it out with the scale – and each other – Danni Allen, Jeff Nichols and Jackson Carter were the three left vying for the big prize Monday night on NBC's The Biggest Loser.

So who was named the winner? Danni Allen took home the title in the live finale by losing the biggest percentage of her body weight – 46.9 percent – outlasting Jeff Nichols and Jackson Carter to pick up the $250,000 grand prize.

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Jillian Michaels: Balancing Workouts & Motherhood Is a Struggle

Jillian Michaels: Balancing Workouts & Motherhood Is a Struggle

Originally posted 03/14/2013 01:30PM

"It is so hard to take care of yourself when you're a parent," the tough fitness trainer admits

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Biggest Loser's Mike: I Was 'Committing Suicide' By Overeating

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Biggest Loser's Mike Dorsey: I Was 'Committing Suicide' By Overeating

Originally posted 02/17/2013 11:00AM

Michael Dorsey says he turned to The Biggest Loser because he was tired of committing a slow "suicide."

"I don't understand why I was so willing to sacrifice my life when it was something I could fix," Dorsey told reporters of weighing 444 lbs. when he began the show. "I realized that my headspace wasn't right."

On the ranch, Dorsey, 34, was able to make the mental shift necessary to begin losing weight and became a frontrunner for the title of The Biggest Loser – a circumstance he feels ultimately led to being voted out by his housemates, including roommate and alliance member Jeff Nichols.

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Alison Sweeney: Seeing Biggest Loser Contestants Stuff Their Faces 'Killed Me' | Alison Sweeney

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Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney Blogs About Valentine's Day Temptation

Originally posted 02/12/2013 05:30PM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

It's time for singles on The Biggest Loser – and that changes everything! Once I'd given each remaining contestant their new color, I loved the celebration in the house, particularly for Danni who had been competing as a single for the last couple of weeks.

However, the celebration was short-lived when they were introduced to their Valentine's Day temptation. It's incredible that a holiday celebrating love comes with so many calories that hurt those you love the most. So as the challenge began, I put on my night vision goggles and it killed me to watch Francelina and Alex stuffing calories into their mouths. Meanwhile, I was so proud of Danni for using the time for a workout.

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Jillian Michaels: My Son Phoenix Is 'Fiery' Like Me | Jillian Michaels

Jillian Michaels: My Son Phoenix Is 'Fiery' Like Me

Originally posted 02/04/2013 07:30PM

"He's just like me. I'm like,'You were supposed to be like Heidi!' But he's not," the Biggest Loser trainer jokes to PEOPLE

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Alison Sweeney: Families Needs to Fight Childhood Obesity Together | Alison Sweeney

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The Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney Blogs: The Entire Family Needs Fight Childhood Obesity Together

Originally posted 01/22/2013 08:30AM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

Can you imagine if Bob Harper surprised you at dinner or if Dolvett Quince walked into your classroom? How would you react?

Watching the kids's reactions to Bob, Jillian and Dolvett surprising them was priceless.

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Alison Sweeney: We're All to Blame for Childhood Obesity | Alison Sweeney

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The Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney Blogs: We're All to Blame for Childhood Obesity

Originally posted 01/15/2013 12:10PM

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney

Monday's episode of The Biggest Loser featured "Cut the Junk" week on campus. Can you believe approximately 17 percent of American children ages 2 to 19 years are obese? How about this fact: approximately 60 percent of overweight children ages 5 to 10 already have at least one risk factor for heart disease? We are all to blame for this – parents, schools, kids – all of us.

During this week's quiz, the contestants were shocked by the staggering statistics, as was I. The childhood obesity epidemic in our country needs to be fixed. I battled with my weight as a teenager, partly because there wasn't the information or conversation about how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Jillian Michaels: Why I Decided to Come Back to The Biggest Loser

Originally posted 01/09/2013 06:00PM



Jillian Michaels is back with a vengeance!

The personal trainer, 38, is eager for people to watch her return to reality TV on The Biggest Loser's 14th season on NBC, focusing her attention on the show's overweight youth.

"There were a lot of reasons for why I decided to come back," Michaels told PEOPLE on Wednesday in Pasadena, Calif., during the Television Critics Association's winter tour, naming fellow trainer Bob Harper as part of her motivation.

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