And The Biggest Loser Winner is...

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Nearly 200 pounds lighter than when we first met him, Patrick House was named The Biggest Loser last night.

The unemployed former salesman - a resident of Vicksburg, Mississippi and collegiate football player - lost 45.25 percent of his body weight from six months ago, weighing in on the finale at 219 pounds.

Patrick House
The Biggest Loser Winner

House earned $250,000 for this amazing accomplishment, telling host Alison Sweeney: "2010 was a rough year for me. Winning this gives me freedom."

The 28-year old reality champ has already been offered a job at South Carolina's Mindstream Academy, a school that specializes in helping overweight teens. Congratulations are very much in order all around.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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