|Deni Hill at Season 11 finale.|
Deni's husband, Dell, told me she will be there, sporting a new shorter haircut, when Season 12 of the NBC's "The Biggest Loser" reality series wraps up tonight.
Three finalists are weighing in for the $250,000 prize: John Rhode, Antone Davis and Ramon Medeiros.
The $100,000 prize is anyone's guess, because the contestants who garner so much attention and drama while at "the ranch" aren't necessarily the ones who stick to their guns at home. Deni Hill of Bountiful, Utah, flew under the radar until the night of the finale, when she edged out Justin Pope, also of Utah, for the $100,000 grand prize. She went from 256 pounds at the beginning of the competition, to 131 at the season finale. That's 125 pounds, or 48.83 percent of her body weight. She was only slightly bested by the $250,000 grand-prize winner Olivia Ward, who who went from 261 pounds to 132, for a 49.2 percent weight loss.
I wonder if tonight's winners will be able to hit those kinds of numbers?
As I've already mentioned in previous posts, Deni was in my Body Jam and Zumba classes while she was working her way toward the prize money. She even predicted she would be the winner in a story I did for the Deseret News at http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700136172/Biggest-Loser-celeb-Denise-Hill-isnt-one-in-game-of-life.html. It was so exciting to watch someone you actually know walk off a winner.
Last summer we walked together in the Deseret News 5K. She is now involved with the Sponsor Me Slim program, and you can read more about Deni, her website and program at http://WWW.DeniHill.com.