2016 Biggest Loser Winner Review

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2016 Biggest Loser Winner Review

Giovanni Alvarado, Arts and Entertainment Editor/Reporter

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It was double the win in this year’s Biggest Loser as two Chicago native twins received glory! Roberto Hernandez, was crowned the season 17th winner of The Biggest Loser at a total weight loss of 160 pounds and nabbed the $250,000 prize while surprisingly his twin brother, Luis Hernandez, won the at home prize of $100,000 as well after shedding the largest percentage of weight this Monday, February 22. But the cash prize is the last thing on Roberto’s mind. “I’ve constantly said I never, ever did this for the money. That wasn’t the intention, because that’s just greed,” the Chicago physical education teacher explained. “I’m here to lose weight. I was here to get healthy. I was here to live long and have a great life with my wife and kids — and that’s what I intend to do.” It’s the first time twins have ever won on the show. Trailing the brothers was Colby Wright, who took the final temptation and decided to go home with $50,000. While Stephen Kmet, another finalist who lost a tremendous of lot of weight by simply appearance, was close to winning the title of the Biggest Loser. Both brothers were trained by Jennifer Widerstrom, who also opened up to the interview with the Us Weekly on Monday night about producing two winners.

“They’re so great but I’m like, ‘It’s too good to be true for them both to win,'” Widerstrom told the Us Weekly. “These men chose a different direction. They chose to be willing to be vulnerable. They chose to be willing to give themselves a shot, and that’s why I love doing this show, because it shows America that it’s possible. That’s what I love about it. And I mean it, these guys turned a mirror on me. They showed me what it is to struggle, that it’s OK when I struggle, there are times that I don’t want to get up. I share the journey and the battle, and we made a pact. They’re like, I won’t quit if you won’t quit — we’re in this for life together.”

Indeed, Roberto said he and Luis will continue to lead active and healthy lifestyles. “By keeping our promise to our kids, to America, #GetOffTheCouchAmerica,” Roberto concluded to Us Weekly. “I want people to start getting healthy. If by me starting a journey like this has inspired somebody, then great!

 

Here are two short videos announcing the winners through YouTube:

 

 

 

 

 

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