Biggest Loser Winner Danny Cahill Inspires Others
The Biggest Loser Winner is Danny Cahill, who lost 239 pounds and is taking home $250,000 in prize money, more than $1,000 per pound lost. Danny Cahill beat runner-up Rudy Pauls, who also put up an inspiring weight loss effort throughout Season 8 of the Biggest Loser.
Thirty-nine-year-old Danny Cahill entered NBC’s Biggest Loser weighing in at 430 pounds and shed 239, leaving the married land surveyor at 191 pounds. Cahill was not the largest contestant on this season’s show, with one individual weighting in at 476 pounds at the season’s first show.
In week 12, Danny Cahill was one of only four people to lose more than 200 pounds on the Biggest Loser ranch in Utah. He also completed the week 12 marathon in 6:55:22, tying with teammate Liz.
In recognition of the inspirational weight loss Cahill has achieved, BUNN, a maker of beverage equipment, has announced that it will donate a home coffee brewer for every pound he lost to a nonprofit hunger relief organization. During episode 8:12, Lisa McCloud, director of marketing at BUNN, noticed that Danny Cahill has a BUNN coffee brewer in his home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. McCloud noted in a company news release prior to the season finale that “We want to do something to support Danny in his final push to the finale and are guessing that he will lose between 225-250 pounds. That equates to up to $25,000 worth of coffee brewers that could be donated.”
The Biggest Loser has been an inspiration for many overweight and obese individuals, and now it appears that Danny Cahill’s weight loss efforts have inspired an unexpected audience. Cahill’s weight loss is clearly a win-win-win situation: his reaching a healthful weight, his inspiration for others, and the many nonprofit hunger relief organizations that will receive a coffee brewer. The season finale of Biggest Loser has turned out to be a big winner all the way around.
BUNN news release, Dec. 6, 2009