“The Biggest Loser’s” Danni Allen took home the crown on the Season 14 Finale of the NBC reality TV series after losing an astonishing 121 pounds!
Access Hollywood caught up with the 26-year-old Illinois native, who also took home the $250,000 grand prize.
“I’m in disbelief right now, but I think the whole thing I wanted to prove is there isn’t disbelief. You can believe… [But] I can’t believe it!” she told Access after winning.
“I can’t believe what I’ve been able to accomplish. What I’ve been able to do and walking out in a size four dress on national television. Are you kidding me?!” Danni, who lost 46.90 percent of her body weight, told Access.
Danni’s fight with her weight is something she had battled with her whole life.
“I struggled with this, being athletic, I never was fit. I was 200 lbs. in high school. It wasn’t in the cards for me, well look at me now!” she proudly told Access. “If I can do it, [the viewers at home] can… let’s do this together. I’m here for you now. So come find me and I’ll help you get off that couch.”
Danni also appeared on Tuesday’s Access Hollywood Live, where she told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that her biggest struggle when it came to losing weight had to do with her mind, not her body.
“The biggest change I had to make was mentally. It really wasn’t about eating right and the physical part of it, it was about what was going on behind the scenes in my head to make me the way that I was,” she explained. “I was self-sabotaging myself my whole life.”
Danni said that growing up she “never felt deserving” of what she had in life, but now that has all changed.
“Now I can take on the world as this new bright person and say, ‘Why not me? And let’s pay it forward!’” she told Billy and Kit.
As for her current celebrity crush that she’d love to lock lips with, Danni opted for “The Sexiest Man Alive.”
“Channing Tatum,” she said with a smile, but acknowledged that he was taken.
And the road to staying fit is only just beginning for Danni.
“This year I would love to run the Chicago Marathon,” she added of the race that is coming up in October.
-- Jesse Spero
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