Biggest Loser Winner Rachel Frederickson Looks Healthier on Today Show: "Post-Finale, I'm at the Healthiest, Most Alive I've Ever Felt"

Celebrity Body Feb. 26, 2014 AT 11:20AM
Savannah Guthrie and Rachel Frederickson Savannah Guthrie interviews a filled-out Rachel Frederickson almost a month after her Biggest Loser win on the Today Show.

"Maintenance mode" looks great on Rachel Frederickson! The 24-year-old Biggest Loser winner visited the Today Show on Wednesday, Feb. 26, and appeared much healthier than she did in the shows season 15 finale earlier this month. 

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The former swimmer dropped 155 pounds in the 7-month span of the show, and when she stepped out for her big reveal in a dazzling silver dress, she shocked fans, viewers, and even the show's trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper

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But in the few weeks since that controversial reveal -- which spawned an Us Weekly cover story -- Frederickson seems to have slightly filled out, with less severe facial features. Speaking to Savannah Guthrie about her slim down, she revealed that the finale fallout surprised her at the time.

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"I felt amazing on the stage," she recalled. "I felt like I shined in my dress, and I got off the stage and Twitter was all abuzz. There was just so much chatter about it."

The new size 0/2 continues to express that her process was "absolutely healthy weight loss."

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"My journey was my own, and I love it, I lived it," she said. "I appreciate all the concern, and I can see where it comes from. But post-finale, I'm at the healthiest, most alive I've ever felt." 

The competitor also revealed that she's reached her goal weight and is now working hard to keep it that way. 

"I'm in the maintenance mode, which is just as hard as losing the weight," she admitted.  

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