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TODAY   |  February 25, 2013

Eliminated ‘Loser’ Francelina: ‘I feel fantastic’

Francelina Morillo, the lastest contestant to have the scales tip against her on “The Biggest Loser” chats about her time on the ranch, revealing she has lost close to half her weight.

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>> good morning.

>> you look fantastic, can i tell you that?

>> thank you. i feel fantastic.

>> from the beginning of the process until now how much weight have you lost?

>> 90 pounds now.

>> you lost 100 pounds before you even got to the ranch.

>> i lost 100 pounds prior to getting on the show and i managed to take down half of my weight at this point. my biggest was 250 pounds, so --

>> wow!

>> feeling small now.

>> what are you doing at home? i know there's always exercise, but dancing has been an inspiration as well?

>> i try to keep it fun, have a good time with it. it can't feel like a routine for me. it has to be fun. i'm more outgoing and happy now. i go out salsa dancing all the time now.

>> you lost a lot on the ranch but you found something on the ranch, a little love perhaps?

>> i did.

>> with a fellow contestant? tell us about that.

>> during the show, jesse and i became really close. we were like best friends and, you know, eventually we're like, okay, we're more than best friends . and it's just so incredible, being with somebody that knows exactly what you've been through, has seen you at your worst and i'm getting better and better every day and he's still there. it's awesome.

>> you've gotten a lot from the show in more ways than one.

>> it really has.

>> congratulations.

>> thank you.

>> by the way, a reminder, catch the b "the biggest loser" tonight, 8:00, 9:00 central