Nathaniel Challenor is still in weight-loss training despite being voted off the TV reality show, The Biggest Loser. Stephen Baccon
Nathaniel Challenor is still in weight-loss training despite being voted off the TV reality show, The Biggest Loser. Stephen Baccon

Biggest Loser still a big winner

IT DOES not matter to Lyn Challenor that her son did not take out the Biggest Loser crown, he’d already won in her eyes.

Nathaniel Challenor, from Goonellabah, was recently voted off Channel Ten’s hit weight-loss real-ity TV show, The Biggest Loser.

The show’s youngest competitor went on to the show weighing 142kg and went out 36kg lighter.

Eighteen-year-old Nathaniel is now back on the Northern Rivers, but is in “lock-down” until the season finale in May and is under instruction not to speak to the media.

But Nathaniel’s mother told The Northern Star yesterday that he was continuing to train with a personal trainer in Goonellabah and was sticking to a healthy diet.

“He is a completely different person altogether,” she said.

“He really enjoyed the show and said the first and second week were the hardest, but he really enjoyed the whole experience.”

Nathaniel, a former Alstonville High School student, entered the show in a team with three of hisuncles.

The team was one of 1500 families who applied for a spot on the popular prime-time show.

Mrs Challenor and her husband Jim flew down to visit Nathaniel during the show in December.

“We had not seen him for six weeks and could see all the weight he had lost,” she said. “It was amazing, he just looked fabulous. He has come home a new person.”

Nathaniel is still working at a local KFC outlet, but is determined to find other work after making a promise to do so onthe show.

He hopes to study exercise science and sport at university in the near future.

He is a completely changed person. He has already won in our eyes.


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