Smallest Ever Biggest Loser Winner Gains 20lbs, Feels Much BetterErin Gloria Ryan4/03/14 1:20pmFiled to: the biggest loserweighty mattersrachel frederickson1323EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkRachel Frederickson, the Biggest Loser whose dramatic weight loss prompted a series of uncomfortable discussions about what the fitness competition show is actually promoting (a lot of people's guess: exploitative, unhealthy self deprivation sold as entertainment), has gained about 20 pounds since the show's finale. And she says she feels great.When the finale aired back in February, many of the show's devoted fanbase expressed outrage and shock over the winner's 155lb weight loss. Some focused their outrage Frederickson, saying she looked "skeletal" and "anorexic," but others were less myopic, criticizing instead the show's peddling of an unhealthy ideal and using fat people's pain as entertainment, which is a fair point. The show's always been a hot turd in a candy shell, but now, viewers were forced to confront that reality rather than cling to what they wanted the show to be, which was an inspirational story of personal triumph. It's not. It never was. But I digress.