Though some have questioned the extreme 155-pound weight loss of The Biggest Loser's latest winner, Rachel Frederickson, the former professional swimmer could not be more excited or proud of her accomplishment.
Us Weekly spoke to the happy victor in a conference call where she revealed her reaction to Tuesday night's win.
"Oh gosh, I just see a strong, confident woman, and I feel great," the 24-year-old gushed. "I’ve never felt this great, and it’s very exciting!"
At 5'5", Frederickson revealed that after starting the show at 260 pounds, her current weight of 105 pounds was her goal.
"Now I’m really at maintenance mode, so now it’s gonna be about doing a yoga class this day, a spin class this day, and I think I’m going to try dance classes because I don’t have a lot of rhythm, but I think it’d be fun to just add totally new things in!" she confessed.
After more than seven months of hard work, exercise, and eating right, Frederickson has not let the critics get to her.
"I’ve never felt this great before," she continued. "I’ve officially found that proud, confident girl that I’ve lost! I was an athletic, national level swimmer, and to have that athlete come back again is a truly, amazing feeling. I’m going to embrace the new me and continue this journey and my body is going to balance and find this rhythm with this new maintenance and it will be perfect."