NBC's 'The Biggest Loser' pushes people to shed pounds and pounds of excess weight through exercise and good nutrition in order to get healthy. Twenty contestants lost a large amount of weight and inches throughout the 13th season including Jeremy Britt who lost a whopping 199 pounds to become this season's 'Biggest Loser' winner, beating out his own sister Conda, and former professional wrestler Kim Nielson.
"The most important thing I learned was hard work pays off. In the end, everything I did paid off for me," Britt said. "You never underestimate anyone especially someone like Kim. I was doing whatever I could at home to make sure she wasn't outworking me. I knew Kim was going to give me a run for my money."
And she did. Kim lost 118 pounds and showed off her new, slim 134 lb. figure on the scale during Tuesday night's finale. As celebratory as the finale was, there were a few contestants like Buddy Shuh and Mark Cornelison, that didn't partake in the festivities because they quit the show.
"Buddy and Mark are two great friends of mine and it's unfortunate they weren't able to have their own moment on the stage that each of us did because I know how much they worked," Britt explained.
Besides being this season's 'Biggest Loser', Britt also earned $250,000 in prize money which he plans to share with at least one of his former teammates.
"The first thing I got to do is buy Buddy a minivan. When he left all he said is, 'I want a minivan,' so I told him if I won, I'd buy him a minivan," Britt explained.
Now that the competition is over, Britt also plans to stay active by running, weight lifting, and sharing his new knowledge of healthy living and weight loss with others.
"I'd like to get into [public] speaking and share my story. I think there are a lot of younger people who can relate to me," Britt said.
NBC's is currently accepting applications for the 14th season of 'The Biggest Loser'. To apply, log onto http://www.thebiggestlosercasting.com/