After just three weeks, Richard Hatch was sent home from NBC’s The Biggest Loser back in January. The Newporter was eliminated after losing the least amount of weight for his team.
Hatch appeared on the finale on Monday night and still had a shot at prize money of $100,000 with the “At Home” challenge.
Those eliminated from the show were weighed in at the finale, the person who lost the most weight, Hatch lost a total of 45 pounds.
The winner of the “At Home” challenge, Louis Hernandez who lost 139 pounds. Louis’s brother Roberto lost 160 pounds and won the entire “Biggest Loser” Challenge and $250,000.
Hatch started the show at 314 pounds and during an update at the end of show, he stated since he’s been back home that he now weighs around 270 pounds.
Hatch is best known for winning $1 million and the first season of the long-running reality series “Survivor” in 2000 and appearing on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2011. He returned to “Survivor” in 2004 for “Survivor: All Stars,” penned a book entitled “101 Survival Secrets” and also appeared on “Dog Eat Dog,” “The Weakest Link,” “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” “Battle of the Network Reality Stars” and “Family Feud.”
Overweight his whole life, Richard said his biggest motivation for going on “The Biggest Loser” was his “amazing and fit husband, Emiliano.”
The Newport native and the oldest of four children says childhood abuses and a lack of expressed love negatively affected his self-esteem, leading to weight gain.
Richard spent five years in the army and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. He then went on to earn a degree in applied behavioral sciences and management from National Louis University and received his master’s degree in education and counseling from Providence College.
Prior to his “Survivor” appearance, Richard spent 15 years as a corporate trainer and motivational speaker.