Michael Ventrella Is The Biggest 'Biggest Loser' Ever

On Jan. 5, The Biggest Loser: Couples premieres with 11 teams of two competing for the Season 9 crown. Among the players are Michael Ventrella, a 30-year-old deejay from Chicago, who at 526 lbs. becomes the heaviest contestant ever on the series, and his is mother, Maria, a 51-year-old corporate travel agent.

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