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Michael Ventrella Wins 'Biggest Loser'

By Olivia on
The season finale of The Biggest Loser aired last night, and Michael Ventrella took home the $250,000 grand prize after losing half his body weight. At 526 pounds at the show's start, Ventrella was the heaviest contestant in the show's history -- but he also set the record for the most weight lost. He slimmed down to 262 pounds over the course of the series' 18 weeks, with a net loss of 264 pounds. According to the New York Daily News, Ventrella won out over fellow participants Ashely...Read Full Story

Michael Ventrella, 526-Pound Man, To Be Contestant on 'Biggest Loser'

By Deena Bustillo on
Michael Ventrella is going to be a contestant on the upcoming season of NBC's The Biggest Loser, and, at 526 pounds, he's the show's largest contestant yet. The nineth season starts January 5, and features the Chicago-based DJ along with 21 other contenders. Ventrella is competing with his mom, Maria, who is an Italian chef, according to Yahoo.com. The duo are competing with cousins who weigh a combined 775 pounds, and twins who weigh a combined 969 pounds, along with many others. There...Read Full Story