Rachel Frederickson is one of the most popular contestants from season 20 of The Biggest Loser. She was eliminated in episode 3. Her elimination came after she failed to lose 10 pounds in six weeks.
In the beginning of her journey, Rachel had a very positive attitude and believed that she could do it. However, things did not go well with her diet plan and she lost weight quickly despite having a strict eating plan. Rachel’s weight loss was so fast that she looked like a “skinny fat” girl.
The first thing that many people notice when they see Rachel is her face. It looks like someone took a piece of plastic wrap and put it on top of her face. Her nose is crooked, her lips are chapped, and there are some dark circles under her eyes.
There are no other signs of aging or any other obvious physical problems.
What makes Rachel’s appearance even worse is that she has a big mouth and large teeth. When she eats, her tongue sticks out and there are no tears coming from her eyes. Her skin seems to be flaking off at an alarming rate.
One would think that she has been living in the desert all these years without proper care, but this isn’t true either. Rachel doesn’t seem to have any health issues whatsoever.
As soon as the 20 contestants are gathered in front of Bob, he starts talking.
He says that they are going to play “Who am I?”
He then shows the first picture. The picture is of a young woman in her late 20s early 30s. Her hair is very dark and curly. She has big hoop earrings in both ears. She is wearing a red top that has a llama on the front and blue jeans. Across the bottom of the photograph it says “Westlake Mall.”
“This young lady is Mallory Morrison. She works at hot topic in the mall,” Bob explains. Mallory Morrison lives in Washington.
As soon as he says this, Ar Angel jumps up and yells “That’s my sister!”
Bob thinks for a minute before saying “Ok Ar, you can help her out.” Then he shows the next picture. It’s a picture of a man in his 30s with a mustache and no beard.
He has some kind of film or video camera on his shoulder. He is wearing large, black, square glasses. Across the bottom it says “Chad C.”
“This is Chad Conway. He works for some film company that does commercials,” Bob reveals. A large bearded man stands up and yells “That’s my husband!” and runs to the stage.
The next picture is of a teenage girl with long brown hair and large glasses. She is wearing a ponytail and has braces on her teeth. She is wearing a light blue t-shirt that says “Briarwood” across the chest and grey jogging pants.
Across the bottom of the photograph it says “Mallory S.”
“This is Mallory Smith. She’s a big bookworm and loves to read anything she can get her hands on,” Bob says. An athletic looking girl with short black hair jumps up and screams “That’s my sister!”
The fifth picture is of a man in his 50’s or 60’s with a beard. He’s wearing a blue button up shirt and has some kind of medallion on a chain around his neck. It looks like he’s sitting in a hospital bed or in his bedroom.
Across the bottom it says “Salvatore P. “Sal” Puccinelli.”
“This is Sal Puccinelli. He was born in Sicily and moved here when he was a small boy. He has recently been diagnosed with cancer,” Bob says sadly.
An older woman stands up and says “That’s my son!
How is he? What stage is his cancer?”
The next picture is of a teenage boy. You don’t recognize him, but the name printed at the bottom of the picture makes you jump a little. “This is Jake M.” Bob begins “He just turned 16 and still has not suffered any side effects from his cancer treatment. He’s a freshman at your high school.
Chad, is this your son?”
“Yes,” The bearded man says. “I can’t thank you enough for finding him.”
The next picture shows a woman with long curly dark hair and glasses. She’s wearing a t-shirt with an alligator on it and jean shorts. She looks very tan.
Across the bottom it says “Mallory K.”
“This is Mallory Knox. She works at the library and has recently taken up surfing,” Bob reveals. A short, stocky woman stands up and says “That’s my daughter.
Please tell me where she is.
Is she alright?”
The next picture shows a man in a blue button up shirt and slacks. He has dark hair and a mustache but is clean shaven. He has a smile on his face. Across the bottom it says “Salvatore P.”
Sources & references used in this article:
Triumph of the heart: Forgiveness in an unforgiving world by MF Bettencourt – 2015 – books.google.com