San Diego has some biggest losers of its own. A weight loss contest at a San Diego gym, modeled after the NBC show “The Biggest Loser,” just wrapped up with the winning team of five losing 216 pounds and 16.7 percent of their body weight all together.
It’s actually called the “Biggest Winner Ultimate Thinner” weight loss contest. In all, the gym says participants lost 2,643 pounds.
The winning team called “Chaffe No More” won $5,000 cash. Contestant Jason Texler began the contest at 360 pounds and lost 72.8 pounds and almost 20 percent of his bodyweight.
A gym spokesman says Texler “was the true MVP of the contest. He worked out harder then anyone else, ate food that was good for him, and really transformed his life.”