Kuala Lumpur, March 10 (ANI): David Gurnani, an Indonesian man, has won weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser Asia (TBLA), organised in Malaysia.
Gurnani, 25, beat 15 other contestants who underwent a gruelling three-month exercise and fitness regime. He took home 100,000 dollars and a car, reports the New Straits Times Online.
Gurnani, whose starting weight was 157 kg, is a salesman who wants to "look compatible to his fiancee, have good health and a long life, and make his family proud". He has been the contest's weekly winner thrice.
TBLA is Asia's first unscripted weight-loss contest and invites viewers in the region to root for their favourite "warriors" battling the bulge.
Over 2,000 people auditioned for the show, a spin-off of The Biggest Loser (TBL), which has had eight successful seasons.
The 14-episode contest hosted by Malaysian celebrity Sarimah Ibrahim saw participants surrendering their mobile phones and Internet access to undergo punishing weight-loss training at a boot camp in Alor Gajah, Malacca. (ANI)