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'The Biggest Loser 4's female runner-ups all still feel like winners


By Christopher Rocchio, 01/04/2008 

Bill Germanakos may have won The Biggest Loser's fourth-season title, but the three women who finished right behind him apparently have nothing to complain about.

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"Heck, yeah -- I'm hot!" said runner-up Julie Hadden in Us Weekly's January 14 issue.

The 35-year-old from Jacksonville, FL started the competition weighing 218 pounds and dropped 97 for a 44.50% weight-loss percentage.

"At 35, I look better than I have ever looked," Hadden told Us, which is saying something considering she's a former beauty-pageant participant. 

"I've always had an enormous bottom, so it's nice to put on size-4 pants!  My husband thinks I look awesome."

Hadden isn't the only one whose weight-loss via The Biggest Loser is paying dividends with her significant other, as fourth-place finisher Isabeau Miller said she's also enjoying a more comfortable relationship with her boyfriend of two years.

"I feel I can live our life together much more fully than I would ever be able to at 300 pounds," Miller told Us.

The 21-year-old from Franklin, TN began the competition as the heaviest female contestant in The Biggest Loser history at 298 pounds, but was able to shed 113 pounds for a 37.92% weight-loss percentage.  She's been able to keep the weight off thanks to a two-hour-a-day, five-days-a-week workout regimen and an 1,800 calorie diet.

"I look in the mirror and don't recognize my body," Miller told Us.

Hollie Self, a 28-year-old who finished third, began the competition weighing 255 pounds and lost 105 pounds for a 41.18% weight-loss percentage.

Self recently relocated from her home in Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles, CA and is "excited to wear halter tops" as she lives the single life.

"Before I felt I was this big, round shape," she told Us.  "I'm proud of my body.  I know what it's been through."

(Photo credit NBC)


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