May 02, 2012 02:24:35 GMT
The 22-year-old, who was brought back to the show after getting eliminated in week 14, beats two other finalists, including his own sister Conda Britt.
"The Biggest Loser: No Excuses" has crowned Jeremy Britt as the champion. The banker shed half of his body weight to take home the grand prize of $250,000 on the season 13 finale, which was aired Tuesday, May 1 on NBC.
After leaving the Ranch for seven weeks, Jeremy and two other finalists, his own sister Conda Britt and former pro-wrestler Kim Nielsen, stepped on the scale for the last weigh-in. Jeremy went from 389 lbs. to 190 lbs for a total weight loss of 199 lbs. (51.25%), Conda went from 294 lbs. to 179 lbs. for a total weight loss of 115 lbs. (39.12%), while Kim went from 252 lbs. to 134 lbs. for a total weight loss of 118 lbs. (46.83%).
"It feels great," 22-year-old Jeremy said of his experience on the show, before he was announced as the winner. "I felt like I was supposed to be here... I fought for it." He almost lost his chance at winning the grand prize when he was eliminated in week 14, but was brought back as part of a surprising twist.
Also on the finale, 14 other contestants were back to show off their slimmer figures and compete for the at-home prize of $100,000. Mike Messina won the prize by losing a total of 160 lbs., or 44.69% of his body weight, beating out two other strongest contenders Cassandra Sturos and Emily Joy.
Meanwhile, Mark Cornelison and Buddy Shuh, who walked out of the show because they were upset with the twist, were absent from the finale. Joe Messina, who exited earlier to spend more time with his family, also didn't show up.