“I lost that athlete; I lost that confidence. Coming back, I got that spark back. The athlete started to come out. Winning the challenges and then fighting for my spot in the finale and the triathalon — to have that athlete come back was just an amazing, amazing feeling.”
“I’m at the maintenance point now, so I need to find some balance and make sure I work out and I eat healthy and make good choices 90 percent of the time.”
Rachel Frederickson (born Rachel Frederickson in St. Paul, Minnesota) is the 24-year-old winner of the fifteenth season of the U.S. edition of The Biggest Loser. She was born and raised in Minnesota with her older and younger brothers, and was an athlete on her high school swim team, eventually becoming a three-time state champion swimmer. She was offered full-time swim scholarships from many colleges, but she turned them all down in favor of moving to Germany to be with an exchange student she’d fallen in love with. They broke up, and Rachel gained over 100 lbs within the next six years. After Germany, she moved to Chicago for pastry school, to Colorado to manage a gelato shop, and back to Minnesota when her parents got divorced. Then she went to Vegas to work as a pastry chef, and finally moved to Los Angeles, where she currently works as a voice-over artist.
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Rachel Frederickson is best known for being the first Biggest Loser contestant to finish a season underweight. She went from 260 to an astonishingly frail 105 pounds, igniting a major controversy. She also won the show’s first triathlon.
Rachel Frederickson is currently single.