In 2004 at the height of reality television, a competition show unlike anything viewers had ever seen debuted. The Biggest Loser followed six male and six female contestants as they trained, dieted, (and cried a lot) with the goal of losing as much weight as possible.
The show lasted 17 seasons and many speculate that the reason it eventually got canceled was that a National Institute of Health study showed many constants gained back all the weight. While some of them managed to keep the weight off and live a health-conscious life, some of them ended up heavier than they were before. Read on to see how the winners of every season have faired since their time on the show.
Benson was the first winner of The Biggest Loser in its inaugural season. At the start of the competition, he weighed over 300 pounds. Five months of grueling workouts and dieting later, he lost 122 pounds to weight in at 208.
Sadly, as soon as he left the show he slipped back into old habits. In five years time, Benson weighed more than 350 pounds. In 2017 he started dieting again but in a sustainable way, and has taken up running and cycling.