MANILA, Philippines - Hosts Sharon Cuneta and Derek Ramsay congratulated the first winner of "The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition," Larry Martin, saying that they are proud of his achievement.
In an interview after the show's grand finale on Saturday, Ramsay said he is happy that Martin will get to spend more time with his loved ones.
"Larry, you are P1 million richer, but that's not the important thing and you know that. Hindi natin ginawa ito para sa pera. Ginawa natin ito para gumanda ang iyong kalagayan, para gumanda ang iyong health, and for you to be around, to spend time with your loved ones. So Kuya Larry, I'm very, very proud of you," he said.
For her part, Cuneta said she is not only proud of Martin but also of the reality show.
"Ako, I'm very proud of the show kasi hindi lang siya contest kung hindi naging source siya ng knowledge about the danger of obesity," she said.
Martin, a former policeman, joined "The Biggest Loser" to fulfill his dream of going back to police service.
He won the country's first "Biggest Loser" title after weighing 154 pounds, 101 pounds lighter than when he entered the camp five months ago at 255 pounds.