Alison “Ali” Vincent, winner of The Biggest Loser (Season 5) was once an outgoing and beautiful girl trapped inside her own body. This former champion synchronized swimmer found herself smothering beneath the weight that had piled on as an adult. Working as a hairdresser in high-end salons was a constant reminder of the dissatisfaction she experienced with her weight.
As a contestant on NBC’s hit reality show The Biggest Loser, Ali embodied the idea of “Believe it, Be it,” her personal mantra throughout the show. As a result of her hard work and unwavering commitment to herself and the process she has set the record for most weight lost during the filming of the show by a woman contestant - 99 pounds.
During the six weeks between the contestants time on The Biggest Loser campus and last nights finale, Ali lost another 13 pounds - putting her final weight loss at 112 pounds, which was enough to give her the win. Her percentage of weight loss was an astounding 47.86% - which topped that of all other contestants. She took home the grand prize of $250,000 for her efforts.
Ali, 32, feels strongly about sharing what she has learned through her experience with TBL and has plans to create a non-profit foundation to support young girls and women in getting appropriate nutrition and exercise information as well as learning how to feel beautiful in their own skin.
Ali, from Mesa, Arizona, was the first ever female winner of the Biggest Loser