Congratulations to Steve Anderson, winner of The Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition II

During last week’s nationally-televised Thanksgiving Parade, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s president and CEO Daniel J. Loepp announced this year’swinner of The Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition II. Steve Anderson beat out fellow contestants Tia Finney, Greg Czar, Calvin Poellnitz, Mary Beth Klawender and Sandy Ray to take the top spot.

All of the Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition contestants rode on BCBSM’s new “Get Fit” float during the holiday parade.

With the help of his BCBSM health coach, Grace “Dietitian” Arriola-Derocha, Steve rallied to lose 55 pounds, totaling 21 percent of his original body weight.

“I cut out fast food, which I used to have all of the time. And now I eat healthier and work out,” said Steve. “I feel great and hopefully I’ll continue this for the rest of my life.”

We applaud Steve, Tia, Greg, Calvin, Mary Beth and Sandy for their hard work and dedication throughout the contest. In 11 weeks the contestants lost a grand total of 200 pounds.

We hope that they take what they’ve learned from their Blue Cross health coaches and continue to maintain their new, healthier lifestyles.


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