(NEW YORK) — The 14th season of NBC’s weight loss show The Biggest Loser came to an end Monday night, and in what amounted to a photo finish, Dannielle “Danni” Allen, a 26-year-old advertising account coordinator from Wheeling, Ill., beat out second-place finisher, Jeff Nichols of Monroe, Mich.
Finishing the competition at 137 pounds, Danni lost 46.9 percent of her starting weight of 258, a loss of 121 pounds. By comparison, Jeff lost 46.6 percent of his starting weight, and his final weigh-in clocked him at 207 pounds — down from a starting weight of 388 pounds.
Third place finisher Jackson Carter lost more than 42 percent of his starting weight, dropping from 328 pounds to 190.
The winning contestant not only earns $250,000, but also a spot in a Subway commercial. Gina McDonald, a previously-eliminated contestant, nabbed $100,000 during the finale because she kept up her grueling weight loss regimen even after being booted from the show, losing a total of 113 pounds.
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