So it wasn't just me. I had recorded the Biggest Loser Season 15 Finale and after carefully avoiding the internet so as not to see who won prematurely, I just got a chance to watch it now, about 24 hours later. And my first reaction to seeing the Biggest Loser Winner Rachel Frederickson pop out of the double doors which had her old 260-pound image on them, was apparently the same as Bob Harper's and Jillian Michaels'--OMG she's too skinny now.
Earlier in the show, I had the same OMG feeling, but that was when I saw Tumi Oguntala who had dropped an amazing 175 pounds from her 319-pound starting weight, but unlike Rachel, she looked very fit and healthy--and that was Jillian Michaels' obvious reaction too. Yes, lose lots of weight and be healthy, but don't lose more than you need to lose.
I feel for Rachel because she had an amazing transformation right up to the final week on The Ranch episode where she seemed just right. Now instead of talking about a great win, the focus is that she went too far. If she had had just a tiny bit more meat on her bones at the Finale, everyone would have said "great job" instead of "OMG!"
As one of the final three contestants pre-Finale, she looked healthy, athletic and happy post-Triathalon, versus the pencil-thin arms and drawn face at her Finale Weigh-In. Now most Biggest Loser contestants never hold the low weight level they attain for the finale because that's a contest, not real life, but actually Rachel can easily afford that slight post-Finale gain.
Other than the shocked looks that were captured on-screen, Jilllian Michaels and Bob Harper quickly went radio silent saying "we weren't Rachel's trainers, talk to The Biggest Loser producers" which was kind of disappointing, but they have jobs to keep I suppose.
But where were the show's producers--they don't check on the contestants before the Finale at all? Where