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 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
Michael Ventrella was the winner of the 9th season of "The Biggest Loser." He weighed 526 pounds, and is the largest contestant in the show's history. See more about Michael Ventrella here.