Zina Garrison: I Had to Learn to Let Go of Control

Tennis superstar Zina Garrison is used to being in charge.

Formerly the world’s No. 1 junior tennis player and a Grand Slam champion, Garrison – whose starting weight was 263 lbs. – has focused her efforts on coaching others since retiring from the sport. Letting go of control is a lesson she will take with her from her time on The Biggest Loser, even though her stay on the show was brief after being eliminated the first week.

Biggest Loser's Bob Harper: 'I Was Stunned' at Rachel Frederickson's Weight Loss

The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper admits he was shocked when he saw Rachel Frederickson walk out during Tuesday’s finale and show off her exceedingly thin frame.

“I was stunned. That would be the word. I mean, we’ve never had a contestant come in at 105 lbs.,” Harper says in an interview airing next Thursday on the Rachael Ray Show.

Biggest Loser Winner Rachel Frederickson: Did She Go Too Far?

At The Biggest Loser finale, Rachel Frederickson stood proudly on the scale to show off her 155 lb.-weight loss.

But rather than be a cause for celebration, Frederickson, 24, and her transformation has sparked concern that the 5’4” contestant may have taken her weight loss too far.

Frederickson started the show at 260 lbs. and, as a finalist, left the ranch weighing 150 lbs. to work on losing weight at home on her own. By the finale about three months later she had shed another 45 lbs. and weighed in at 105 lbs. to a size 0/2.

Bobby Saleem: Bob Harper Gave Me the Strength to Come Out

Biggest Loser contestant Bobby Saleem had lived with the stigma of obesity for years but it was another stigma – his shame over his sexual orientation – that weighed him down the most.

“I came from a background where for years I felt very ashamed about my sexuality,” Saleem told reporters Wednesday. “I never really had a role model to look up to in my life.”

The Biggest Loser's Bob Harper Comes Out as Gay on the Show

Trainer Bob Harper has changed countless people’s lives on The Biggest Loser, but his decision to come out publicly as a gay man could impact countless others.

The Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney Blogs: The Entire Family Needs Fight Childhood Obesity Together

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC’s The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney.

Can you imagine if Bob Harper surprised you at dinner or if Dolvett Quince walked into your classroom? How would you react?

The Biggest Loser's Alison Sweeney Blogs: We're All to Blame for Childhood Obesity

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC’s The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney

Alison Sweeney Blogs: 'Oh, Dreaded Week Two' on The Biggest Loser

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC’s The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney

Alison Sweeney Blogs: Jillian Michaels Is Tougher Than Ever on The Biggest Loser

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC’s The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney

Alison Sweeney Blogs: Biggest Loser's Kid Contestants Will Inspire Change

Alison Sweeney hosts NBC’s The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney

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