May 13, 2009 04:45:50 GMT
Helen Phillips beats Mike by losing the most body mass index during the grueling 179 days of 'The Biggest Loser' second couples edition.
"The Biggest Loser" has crowned Helen Phillips as the winner in the second Couples edition. In the three-hour finale on Tuesday, May 12, viewers find out who becomes the third finalist, how the eliminated contestants of the season are doing and ultimately, who sheds the most body mass index (BMI) after 179 days.
Helen, a retired retail manager, entered the competition with her 29-year-old daughter Shanon Thomas. The 47-year-old started with 257 pounds and was trained by Bob before switching to Jillian. She lost 103 pounds while in campus and advanced through after winning an immunity challenge and took two week's biggest loser titles. In the end of the day, Helen lost 140 pounds which is 54.47% in total.
Helen's winning was almost challenged by Mike who lost an amazing 207 pounds. Mike was voted by America over his father Ron to be the third finalist alongside Helen and Tara. But he lost by 1.12%.
Helen was not the only winner on the finale, 63-year-old Jerry Hayes won the $100,000 at home prize. After going home, the eliminated contestants were expected to continue the goal to lose weight at home and Jerry successfully beat the others by shedding 177 pounds.
Additionally, viewers were encouraged to pick between two women who vie for the last spot of next season's "The Biggest Loser". Erin, 239 pounds, is ashamed of her weight and lost a boyfriend because of that. Amanda, 257 pounds, is only 19-years-old and wants to go to her prom night confident with her weight.
"The Biggest Loser: Couples 2" Final Weigh In: