Craig Booby was last night crowned the winner of The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia, having lost almost half of his starting body weight.
Craig was the heaviest male contestant at the beginning of this year’s competition, weighing in at 183.4 kilograms. A victorious Craig left the competition having shed 79.8 kilograms, or 43.5% of his starting weight, with a final weight of 103.6 kilograms.
“When I first auditioned for The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia I didn’t think about making the finale. I just knew I had one chance to make the most of this opportunity and win or lose I was going to give 100% to be able to hold my head high and have no regrets. Winning is an amazing reward for the hard work I have put in and I have also proved my doubters wrong.”
Trainer Commando Steve, who coached Craig to victory, said: “He was the very definition of hard work and from the moment he entered The Biggest Loser house, he gave it his all. I constantly encouraged him to strive for more and dig deeper to be the best possible version of himself – and he delivered.”
Craig not only takes home the $75,000 cash prize for winning The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia but is also rich in the belief that anything is possible.
He returns to Ararat with a new level of confidence which he believes will allow him to fulfil his ultimate dream: finding that someone special, settling down and starting a family.
“The Biggest Loser has taught me that if you want something badly enough and are willing to put in the work, push through the pain and get your priorities right, dreams really can become reality,” Craig said.
Eleven weeks ago, the residents of the small town of Ararat in regional Victoria started a journey to tackle obesity across their entire community and were set the huge challenge of losing 26,000 kilograms.
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