'Pride of Pembo' named 'Biggest Loser'


Posted at Apr 26 2014 10:55 PM | Updated as of Apr 28 2014 03:57 AM

Bryan Castillo, 'Pride of Pembo' named 'Biggest Loser' Photo by Michael Bagtas for ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA - Bryan Castillo, more popularly known as the "Pride of Pembo," took home P1 million as he was named the grand winner of the reality TV series "The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition: Doubles" on Saturday.

During the grand finale, it was revealed that the 22-year-old lost the highest weight percentage of all four finalists, clocking in at a total of 52.56%, nearly 2 percentage poi higher than the show's runner-up, Kayen Lazaro.

Castillo now weighs 139 pounds, after losing 154 pounds since he entered the Biggest Loser camp, nearly a year ago.

He took home the grand cash prize, along with a lifetime gym membership from Gold's Gym, Whirlpool appliances, P100,000 worth of sporting goods from Toby's Sports, and a Fruitas franchise.

Castillo entered the Biggest Loser camp with her sister, Ikya, and were dubbed team Magkapatid.

Ikya, however, failed to secure a final four spot when she was eliminated after the show's 11th competitive weigh-in.

As the program's first runner-up, Lazaro, who lost a total weight percentage of 50.50%, took home P500,000, Whirlpool appliances and a one-year membership from Gold's Gym.

Francis Asis and 45-year-old Osie Nebreja were named second runner-up and third runner-up, respectively but their cash prizes were doubled because both, who were members of the same team, made it to the final four.

Asis ended up taking home P600,000, while Nebreja, who lost 133 pounds, got P400,000.