Rachel Frederickson has cracked the code for how to have a buzzworthy Biggest Loser finale: reveal a new, size 0-2 figure and a body that apparently now weighs in at 105 lbs (she started the show at 260 lbs).
While the goal of the show has always been to help contestants lose weight and have dramatic transformations, 24-year-old Frederickson’s extreme drop off got people talking after the Feb. 4 television show finale, with many viewers very concerned about Frederickson’s health.
Now the voice actress has spoken with People for their cover story this week and assured readers that despite what they’re seeing, she’s healthy and there’s no reason to be concerned. “Maybe I was a little too enthusiastic in my training to get to the finale,” she told the magazine by way of explanation about her six-hour daily exercise regiments. People notes that when asked point-blank if she has an eating disorder, she replied, “I am very, very healthy.”
Obviously, no one wants to get into a game of calling celebrities out on their weight (and the general obsession with other people’s bodies isn’t helping anyone), but it’s nice to know Frederickson is addressing her critics head-on, and hopefully continuing to maintain a healthy lifestyle, post-reality show, drama and cameras.