Utah's 'Biggest Loser' in running for $100K prize

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's Biggest Loser contestant left the TV show in October, but that doesn't mean she's out of the competition.

Burgandy Keel of Eagle Mountain is in Los Angeles getting ready for The Biggest Loser finale tonight. Contestants previously kicked off the show are still competing for an at-home cash prize of $100,000.

"Everyone looks amazing," she said of the other contestants. "Some of these transformations are beyond anything I ever expected."

She said she feels very good about the weight she has lost.

"I'm not as low as a lot of other people but I look at this as a journey. I'm not done. This is the first quarter of a really long game. I'm really happy with where I am," she said.

Biggest Loser finale viewing party
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Westlake High School Auditorium
    99 West Thunder Blvd. (200 West)
    Saratoga Springs
  • $2 a person or $10 a family
  • Money goes to Westlake High School's athletic department and teen wellness program

She predicts that Patrick will win because he had the most weight at the final four.

She said participating on the show has provided her with changes that became habit.

"I went into this not thinking of finale night as being the end. The game aspect of this never even came into my mind. What I wanted is how do I make habits? How do I ingrain in myself how to become a better person? That's what I've accomplished," she said.

"Before, when I was heavy, I put so much emphasis on my worth and being overweight. Now I say no, my worth is wrapped up in what I'm doing, what I can accomplish and how I feel about myself. That's what I want viewers to take away," she added.

"Don't ever give up," she advised. "Forget the numbers on the scale. Do something healthy for yourself today."

The Biggest Loser finale airs at 8 p.m.

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