May 13, 2009

‘Biggest Loser’ winner drops 140 pounds

Helen Phillips, a 48-year-old retired retail manager and mother of two from Michigan, has won NBC's The Biggest Loser: Couples after dropping 140 pounds.

Phillips earned a $250,000 prize on Tuesday night's live season finale of the hit series.

She lost 54.5 percent of her body weight to claim the prize. She started the show at 257 pounds and ended weighing just 117 pounds.

Helen went on The Biggest Loser: Couples with her daughter, Shanon Thomas, who started the show at 283 pounds and weighed 191 pounds at the finale, losing 92 pounds and 32.5 percent of her body weight, NBC said.

The season began in January.