After five months of rigorous training, Indonesian David Gurnani shed more than 80kg to become the very first Biggest Loser Asia, defeating competitors Aaron Mokhtar, Carlo Miguel and Martha Lai at the live taping of the reality show’s finale at the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) yesterday.
At the final weigh-in yesterday, Gurnani (nicknamed King David on the show) charted an astounding total weight loss of 83kg (he came into the competition weighing 157kg) and a body fat percentage loss of 53%.
“I am really happy. I am a competitive person by nature and I was willing to do whatever it took to win … even if I had to go to the extreme, it was worth it,” said Gurnani at a press conference held immediately after the event.
To prepare himself for the finale, the 25-year-old revealed that he took two months unpaid leave to work out eight to 10 hours a day.
As the winner, Gurnani walked away with US$100,000 (RM350,000) and a car sponsored by Renault.
The Biggest Loser Asia closely follows the original American series of the same name. Participants live in isolation for three-odd months with no contact with family or friends.
They are divided into two teams (red and blue) and have to work out six hours a day and adhere to healthy meal plans.
At the end of each weekly episode, participants are weighed and the two with the lowest percentage of weight loss will be up for elimination.
Source: The Star Online
Many people commented how skinny and unhealthy David looked during the weigh-in. Dear David, congratulations on winning, you made Indonesia proud, but whatever you do, health comes first, you hear me!
Best of luck to you, guy. GNFI wishes you all the best.
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