'Biggest Loser' Winner Sheds Half His Body Weight

Cynthia Dermody
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And The Biggest Loser 2010 is ... Michael Ventrella! In case you're just catching up to last night's finale, or if you've never watched the program and are curious about the weight loss hero everyone is talking about today, on the left is what a 526-pound man looks like.

And on the right is what a formerly obese man looks like when he loses 50.19 percent of his body weight, or 264 pounds! Unrecognizable.

He obviously has excellent skin tone and elasticity, because with such a drastic and fast weight loss, sagging is often a major issue. But not from this vantage point. Ventrella broke more than one Biggest Loser record, including breaking the record of last season's Biggest Loser winner Danny Cahill.

Michael, the heaviest contestant ever on the weight-loss reality show, was one of three finalists, along with Daris and Ashley, the heaviest woman contestant ever.

There are several great recaps available if you want to relive the moments up to the big reveal:

Biggest Loser Recap With Videos

Play by Play from Entertainment Weekly

The Official Biggest Loser Recap on NBC (should be available soon)

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