Rachel Frederickson's Biggest Loser trainer, Dolvett Quince, has broken his silence about the controversy surrounding her jaw-dropping 155-pound weight loss. On Wednesday, Feb. 5, amid chatter that the 24-year-old season 15 winner looked too thin on Tuesday's finale, Quince took to his Facebook page to address the issue of Frederickson's health.
"Last night's Biggest Loser finale has sparked a huge reaction, and I do not want the day to end without addressing it," he wrote. "Biggest Loser is a journey which has its ups and downs. Please try not to look at one slice of Rachel's journey and come to broad conclusions. Rachel's health is and always has been my main concern and her journey to good health has not yet ended!!" (See the shocking weight loss transformation here.)
Fellow trainer Jillian Michaels also addressed the controversy on Facebook, speaking on behalf of herself and Bob Harper, who were both visibly stunned by Frederickson's transformation from a 260-pound size 20 to a 105-pound size 0/2. "Bob and I want to take a moment to congratulate all of the BL contestants on their hard work," Michaels wrote.
"We're not comfortable commenting on Rachel's journey because [we] weren't her trainers and weren't given an opportunity to work with her at any point," she continued. "Any questions about the contestants on the Biggest Loser should be directed to the show's producers."
NBC and Shine America, for their part, are standing by Frederickson's success. In a statement obtained by Us Weekly, the companies said, "We support Rachel and all of the Biggest Loser contestants who have shared their journeys over the past 15 seasons. We remain committed to helping contestants achieve healthy weight loss and live healthier lifestyles, and to inspiring viewers to do the same."
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